The Western Command of the Indian Army, based in Chandimandir, is set to conduct a major field exercise in the western regions of Punjab during May. The exercise aims to validate offensive battlefield concepts and the efficacy of latest weapons and equipment upgrades. The drill will also test the enhanced force ratios along the western front as part of a proactive strategy.

The exercise will focus on testing the tactical concepts of formations on ‘canal-based operations’ and ‘fighting manoeuvres through built-up areas’ to deliver a swift punitive blow to the adversary.

The exercise will feature synergy between all arms and services, including the Indian Air Force, in a semi-developed terrain. This will be one of the largest exercises in recent times and will be witnessed by top military officers, according to an Army spokesperson.