The Indian Army conducted a helicopter borne training and validation exercise in the higher reaches of Kashmir region. This was a tri-service exercise undertaken in the valley with the Indian Air Force, Navy and Army.
The exercise was planned to validate the joint capability to insert the task force tactically behind enemy lines in an intense air defense and electronic warfare operating environment. The successful conduct of the mission validated the true spirit of oneness achieved in planning, utilization of resources and accomplishment of laid down mission objectives as a true reflection of the tri-service ethos of the Indian Armed forces.
The heli dropped task force operated in snow-clad regions at a height of over 9000 feet. The Heli Borne task force included troops from Infantry, The Special Forces and the MARCOS from the Indian Navy. The helicopter exercise included full transportation and armed helicopters from Indian Army and Indian Air Force including the Apaches attack helicopters. Aspects related to electronic warfare were also validated.