Tri Services' Special Forces Exercise

Recently, The Shatrujeet Brigade of the Indian Army participated in a major multi-domain exercise with the tri-services Andaman Nicobar Command (ANC) to enhance its rapid reaction capabilities on the strategically important Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  • The exercise was carried out in conjunction with the Indian Air Force and Navy.
  • The purpose was to test the joint manship and interoperability among the special forces of tri-services.
  • Various plans and contingencies were simulated in realistic tactical settings.
  • Paratroopers from Uttar Pradesh's Agra took off and landed with surgical precision on a remote island.
  • The C130 J super Hercules aircraft of the IAF was used for the operation.
  • The exercise witnessed the validation and deployment of specialized equipment, combat free fall jumps, and ground-based maneuvers.
  • The 50th Parachute Brigade, a brigade-sized formation of the Indian Army, played a pivotal role in the exercise.
  • The brigade consists of airborne battalions, artillery batteries, a para field hospital, signal and engineer sections.
  • The highly skilled Paratroopers are trained to conduct various missions, ranging from prevention and pre-emption tasks to multifaceted, high-intensity combat fighting.