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Akraman-11 Defense Exercise by Indian Army in Rajasthan

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Indian Army condusted Akraman-11 in Rajasthan. Chetak Corps conducted this exercise as a part of South Western Command based in Bhatinda in Punjab.The aim of this exercise is to test a new generation of weaponry and platforms in the desert region. Real time battle and situational awareness to the commanders formed the main criteria.

In this exercise more than 300 combat vehicles including Main Battle Tanks,Long Range Artillery Guns took part with 10,000troups
The also tested the capabilities of indian Air Force in launching deep insertion of helicopter-borne and airborne army units.
The exercise envisaged in bringing about of integrated battle field scenario in network-centric environment.
The orchestrated environment was amalgamation of reconnaissance, electronic warefare and surveillance and other communication assets inorder to provide real time battle and situational awareness to the commanders.
Lieutenant General Arun Kumar Sahni,Army Commander,Sapta Sakthi Command with other officers will witness the final stages of this exercise.


  • Indian Army was founded in April 1st 1895 with its headquarters in NewDelhi,India.
  • Its land based force and largest component of Indian Armed Forces.
  • COAS or Chief of the Army Staff is General Dalbir Singh Suhag.
  • Highest military decoration is ParamVir Chakra.
  • Indian Army has a regimental system, but its operationally divided to 7 commands with basic field information being division
  • Initially army’s major aim was to defend nations frontiers, but now its also provides internal security to Kashmir and Northeast parts of india.

Indian Army is a voluntary service and though the military conscription or compulsory enlistment of people to the national service is present in indian constitution but its never imposed.