Indian Army Exercise Parvat Prahar

Army Chief General Manoj Pande recently visited the Ladakh sector to review Exercise Parvat Prahar and was briefed about the operational preparedness on the ground by the commanders. The exercise saw the deployment of an all new major induction of the Army.

Key Points

  • This exercise named Parvat Prahar is being conducted by the One Strike Corps of the Indian Army. ‘
  • The strike corps means that if China or Pakistan act anywhere, they will first enter and eliminate it.
  • Parvat Prahar is a 20-day long exercise of the Indian Army.
  • The exercise comes as India and China are separating from the Gogra-Hot Springs (PP-15) in eastern Ladakh, as announced on September 8.
  • This dissolution process follows the 16th round of talks between the Corps Commanders of India and China held at the Chushul Moldo meeting point on July 17, 2022.
  • It is believed that from the above place the Indian Army may withdraw its forces towards Karam Singh Hill, while the Chinese Army may return to Chinese territory in the north.
  • The exercise involved high altitude infantry personnel, T-90S and T-72 tanks, mechanized infantry, K-9 Vajra, Bofors and M-777 howitzers, helicopters and aircraft.
  • Chinook heavy lift helicopters and all-terrain vehicles carried by K9-Vajra howitzers were used in the exercise.

Indian Army

Land based Indian Army is the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Army. Indian Army is professionally headed by Chief of Army Staff (COAS), who is a four-star general. Indian Army in its current form was founded on February 26, 1950.

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