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Written by Tushar Gajjar   
Monday, 30 April 2012 11:36

Exercise Shoorveer by Indian Army on the western front in Bikaner and Hanumangarh districts.



Indian Army is ready to hold one of its biggest ever exercises on the western front in Bikaner and Hanumangarh districts. Exercise is codenamed as 'Exercise Shoorveer' and it will showcase the might of the Indian Army. Defence Minister A K Antony and Army Chief V K Singh are going to review the exercise and discuss about it on 3rd May. 

Defence spokesperson said that the Singh will be there on May 2nd and Antony will be there May 3rd to review the training exercise going on at Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan.

Defence officials also conformed that the President Pratibha Patil and defence minister A K Antony will witness the exercise which will see participation of over 5,000 soldiers between 30th April and 5th May in Rajasthan.

This exercise is going to be a major joint Army-Air Force exercise. The exercise was reviewed today by Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan, Army Commander of South Western Command. Army and Air-force units under South Western Command will participate in 'Exercise Shoorveer'. This exercise is going to be based on the Integrated Theatre Battle Concept.

The Western and South Western Commands of the Air-force are likely to deploy their frontline aircrafts including the famous Sukhoi series Su-30MKI and French Mirage 2000 along with old English Jaguars and the AWACs for the exercise.

People of the Bikaner district and areas around the war exercise are informed about the danger of going near the area where the war game is played and district collector Bhanu Prakash requested the general public and none army personal to remain away from the zone.


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