Kharga Prahar Joint Exercise
Kharga Prahar joint exercise of the Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) was held at Punjab.
- It incorporated aspects of joint training wherein para drops from Indian Air Force aircraft were carried out and simulated battlefield air strikes were conducted with the support of ground forces.
- It involved validation of the latest operational concepts designed to deliver a swift punitive blow to the adversary.
The exercise Kharga Prahar was undertaken in the plains of Punjab by various units and formations of Army’s Kharga Corps.
Kharga Corps was raised in 1971 in West Bengal. It played a key role in the India-Pakistan war of 1971. Later it was moved to the western theatre where it was initially headquartered in Chandimandir near here and later moved to Ambala, Haryana in 1985.
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