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Indian Army's airborne exercise underway in Ladakh
Indian Army
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Indian Army's airborne exercise underway in Ladakh

| @indiablooms | 01 Nov 2021, 08:43 pm

New Delhi/UNI: The Shatrujeet Brigade of Indian Army is conducting an airborne insertion along the northern borders in Eastern Ladakh to validate its rapid response capabilities as part of an airborne exercise and combat manoeuvres, sources said on Monday.

"Airborne troops were inserted to a drop zone at an altitude of more than 14,000 feet today. Pre-acclimatised troops along with specialist vehicles and missile detachments were transported via C-130 and AN 32 aircrafts from five different mounting bases to validate inter-theatre move, precision stand-off drops, rapid grouping and capture of designated objs with speed and surprise," said sources.

The drop was particularly challenging due to the low temperatures of upto minus 20 degrees and rarefied atmosphere in super high altitude terrain, they said.

The exercise also involves conduct of oxygen combat free fall jumps and integrated battle drills by airborne forces, mechanised columns and attack helicopters, validating capabilities and seamless integration, sources said.

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