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