Army Training Exercise Kharga Prahar Concluded (Download PDF)

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A major training exercise, ‘Kharga Prahar’ conducted by the Indian Army in Punjab from 27 May 2019 to 4 June 2019. This exercise was undertaken by various and formations of Army’s Kharga Corps. The exercise was successful in validating latest operational concepts which are designed to deliver a swift punitive blow to India’s adversary.

The exercise brought out valuable lessons and also reinforced a high degree of operational preparedness of the Kharga Corps.

Map location show in Ambala

Map Location Show in Ambala

Map location show in Ambala

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Exercise Overview & Kharga Cops

  • This exercise incorporated joint training aspects with the participation of Indian Air Force (IAF) and its components.

  • The para drops from IAF aircraft were carried out and simulated battlefield air strikes were conducted in support of ground forces as a part of the training programme.

  • The Indian Army’s II Corps, based in Ambala is known as Kharga Corps. It has been stationed at Ambala since 1985.

  • If conflict or war breaks out between India and neighbouring Pakistan, in such case it has a mandate to launch offensive attack.

  • Kharga possesses 50 % of Indian Army’s offensive capabilities and on integration with multiple military formations it has proved an effective weapon in various wars.

  • In 1971, Bangladesh Liberation War Khara Corps was positioned in West Bengal and helped in division of Pakistan.

  • During the Kargil conflict in 1999 this elite force was deployed somewhere in the desert sector.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 29, 2019

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