Army and IAF perform a multi-domain exercise near the LAC in the northeast.

The Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted a joint multi-domain air-land exercise along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the northeast during the second week of March, according to defence sources.

As a forerunner to the formation of integrated theatre commands, the exercise coincides with efforts to institutionalise tactical-level jointness between the armed forces.

Since the year 2020, India and China have been engaged in a military standoff along the Tibetan border, where China has already deployed its Combined Arms Brigades.

The Vayu Prahar exercise was conducted in the eastern theatre to evaluate collaborative plans and execute synchronised multi-domain operations, according to the sources.

They said these operations try to orchestrate military activities across the spectrum to produce convergent effects.

According to defence sources, the scope of the exercise involved the rapid mobilisation of a specific rapid reaction force from the hinterland to conduct air-landed operations at a designated advanced landing site (ALG) near the LAC. An air-landed operation is the fast encirclement of enemy units using airborne soldier introduction.

As part of its infrastructure expansion along the LAC, India is building several ALGs in forward areas to accommodate increased air operations. Along, Mechuka, Tawang, Tuting, Walong, and Ziro are some of the ALGs in Arunachal Pradesh. These ALGs are also available to civilian aircraft.

They stated that the air landed force completed contingency tasks based on a realistic operational scenario in difficult terrain at high altitudes.

A source stated, “The execution of Vayu Prahar permitted coordination and rehearsal amongst many agencies for rapid mobilisation, transportation, and deployment of forces inside a theatre, which may be implemented across theatres.”

“The exercise confirmed and refined fundamental procedures for synchronised joint operations. Army Formations, Special Forces, and the Israeli Air Force engaged in the 96-hour drill, according to the source.

The Army held Trishakti Prahar, a combined training exercise, along the crucial Siliguri Corridor in North Bengal last month.

According to army sources, the purpose of the exercise was to evaluate the combat readiness of the armed forces employing the most advanced technology and weapons in a networked and integrated environment.

The exercise featured all branches and services of the Army, the IAF, and the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).


Hi, my name is Nisha and I'm an educational journalist based in India. I've always been passionate about the power of education to transform lives, and that's what led me to pursue a career in journalism focused on this area. I completed my Bachelor's degree in English from Hindu College in Delhi in 2013 and then went on to earn my Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in 2017. During my studies, I also completed several short-term courses on Education in India, Sociology, and other related subjects to deepen my knowledge in this field. I'm particularly interested in improving access to quality education in rural areas, where students often face significant challenges. I've worked on a number of initiatives to address this issue, including advocating for better policies, resources, and practices that can make a difference. As an educational journalist, I'm passionate about using my platform to highlight important issues in the education space. I've covered a wide range of topics, including the impact of technology in the classroom, innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and the challenges facing students from marginalized communities. One of the things I love most about my work is the opportunity to constantly learn and grow. I'm an avid reader and believe that reading is key to expanding one's knowledge and perspective. I'm always seeking out new ideas and insights to help me better understand the world around me. In summary, as an educational journalist, I'm dedicated to using my skills and expertise to make a positive impact in the field of education. I'm committed to improving access to quality education for all students and to using my platform to raise awareness about important issues in this area.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button