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About Buland Bharat Exercise

Context:

Indian Army recently conducted the ‘Buland Bharat’ exercise in the longest high-altitude Artillery Ranges of the eastern theatre.

Relevance:

GS III: Security Challenges

About Buland Bharat Exercise:

  • It is an integrated surveillance and firepower training exercise conducted by the Indian Army.
Purpose of the Exercise:
  • To train and test the coordinated application of surveillance and firepower capabilities of the Artillery, Infantry, Special Forces, Aviation, and Central Armed Police Forces in the high-altitude areas of Arunachal Pradesh.
Location and Duration:
  • The exercise was conducted in the recently operationalised High Altitude Artillery Ranges of Eastern Theatre in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It was a month-long training exercise that culminated in a test exercise.
Participants:
  • The exercise involved close coordination between Artillery, Infantry, Special Forces, Aviation, and Central Armed Police Forces deployed in West Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
Key Objectives:
  • Validate plans for bringing down integrated firepower through synchronised firing by artillery guns and fire support components of the Infantry aimed toward the destruction of designated targets.
  • Practice the coordinated application of surveillance and firepower from Infantry and Artillery radars, weapon systems and direction of fire from the air.
  • Test uninterrupted communication on multiple media at long distances.
Outcome:
  • The exercise tested troops and equipment in simulated war conditions in the high-altitude area and extreme weather conditions.
  • It aimed to enhance the effectiveness of the Indian Army in the integrated application of surveillance and firepower capabilities.

Source: India today


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