The exercise took place 10 days after the Army Airborne and Special Forces conducted aerial surveys and related exercises in the Siliguri Corridor.

The military has conducted a two-day air-insertion and rapid response exercise in the country’s peninsula, in line with its general approach to maintain operational readiness, officials said.

The exercise, which ended Tuesday, included advanced aerial, or dropping soldier techniques, “combat free fall” and integrated combat exercises by airborne troops and special forces.

“The Indian Army’s airborne and special forces troops exercised their deployment capability and rapid response all over the mainland and island territories during an air drill in the Indian peninsula on March 14-15,” an official said.

“The exercise included advanced airborne insertion techniques, including free fall and integrated combat exercises by airborne troops and special forces,” the official added.

The exercise took place 10 days after the army’s airborne and special forces troops conducted airstrikes and related exercises in the Siliguri corridor along the northern border with China.

The Siliguri Corridor is a stretch of land bordering Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. It connects the northeastern region with the rest of India and is considered crucial from a military perspective.

In addition to improving its overall surveillance and combat readiness along the border with China, India has also focused on increasing military preparedness in the peninsula.


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