The Southern Command of the Army is undergoing a Command level exercise ‘Drad Sankalp’ in the deserts of Rajasthan, wherein capabilities of the Army in a Tri-Service environment are being practiced and validated on a Capability based approach ,while relying on the adoption of new age technologies, transformed war fighting and integrated theatre battle concepts. The exercise is also focusing on the aspect of jointsmanship between the three services and in developing the required synergy in order to achieve operational effectiveness.
The exercise has commenced with an aim to achieve perfection in basic battle drills & procedures with emphasis on exceptional standards of training and exploiting our doctrine through Manoeuvre Warfare and Directive Style of Command. The scope of the exercise includes decisive manoeuvres by mechanized forces on ground in harmony with utilization of the Third Dimension to ensure complete dominance of the battlefield.
This training exercise is also being used as a test bed to validate synergetic application of all forces in a tri services environment, enhancing Jointsmanship. Indian Army undertakes exercises at regular intervals at different levels to ensure that the forces are given a real war like situations and the equipment is kept in battle readiness state. The formations and units have been undergoing this exercise for over two months now and the final phase of the exercise along with the validation is underway.
Col Rohan Anand, SM