Buland Bharat Exercise

The Indian Army recently conducted a divisional-level integrated training exercise, codenamed Exercise Buland Bharat, in the high-altitude ranges of the eastern theatre in Arunachal Pradesh. The purpose of the month-long exercise was to verify plans for reducing integrated firepower through coordinated firing of artillery guns and fire support components of Infantry towards the destruction of designated targets. Additionally, the exercise included evaluating the coordinated application of the surveillance and firepower capabilities of the Artillery and Infantry.

Testing communication and deploying additional forces

During the exercise, the Indian Army also tested uninterrupted communication across multiple media over long distances. In addition, Special Forces, Aviation, and Central Armed Police Forces were deployed in the West Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh, contributing to the exercise. The training, which lasted for a month, culminated in a test exercise in which troops and equipment were tested under simulated war conditions in high altitude areas and extreme weather conditions.

Practice in war-like situations

During the exercise, the synergised surveillance and firepower from Infantry and Artillery radars, weapon systems, and direction of fire from the air were practiced. The training exercise was conducted in the recently operationalised longest high-altitude artillery ranges in Arunachal Pradesh. The Indian Army’s efforts to conduct such exercises in tough terrain and in extreme weather conditions indicate the high level of preparedness that the Indian Army maintains to protect the country’s borders.




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