According to the report of the news agency ANI, through this ‘war game’ under the codename ‘Himvijay’, India wants to assess the war skills of its newly formed 17 Mountain Strike Corps in Arunachal Pradesh.
New Delhi: In view of the recent incursions by the Chinese army into the Ladakh region and its claim on Arunachal Pradesh, India has decided to further strengthen its strategic preparedness along the border. India is going to organize a ‘war game’ near China border in Arunachal Pradesh in the coming days in which it plans to deploy state-of-the-art American weapons M-777 ultra-light howitzers and heavyweight Chinook helicopters. Used to be.
According to the report of the news agency ANI, through this ‘war game’ under the codename ‘Himvijay’, India wants to assess the combat skills of its newly formed 17 Mountain Strike Corps in Arunachal Pradesh. The exercise will also include the Indian Air Force (IAF) which will perform its feats in actual combat-like exercises.
According to ANI, army sources said, “17 snow strike corps has been given M-777 ultra-light howitzer cannons during the icebreaker exercise because during the maneuvers this corps will be in a state of attack against the ‘enemy’ and will be given light cannons.
Will be needed. In addition to these cannons, there are plans to include Chinook helicopters capable of lifting heavy weights in maneuvers. These US-made helicopters were formally inducted into the Indian Air Force at Chandigarh Airbase on 25 March.
Sources said, ‘Chinook helicopters are not yet included in the Air Force’s northeast fleet, but there are plans to deploy them in the region in the near future. Therefore, it has been requested to use these helicopters during ‘Wargame’. This ‘war game’ is planned by Eastern Command which will run for six months.
The M-777 Ultra Light Howitzer was inducted into the Indian Army along with K-9 and Dhanush Howitzer in Deolali near Nashik. The Indian Army consists of a total of 145 M-777 Howitzer cannons. Explain that the Government of India has prepared the Mountain Corps to fight especially on the high mountain peaks of Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh. This ‘war game’ will involve 5000 personnel from the Mountain Strike Corps.