Indian Army and Indian Air Force will carry out joint war games in Arunachal Pradesh along China border in October. More than 5,000 troops of the Indian Army’s will carry out a massive war game along with the Air Force in Arunachal Pradesh.
“As part of the war games, the troops of the Tezpur-based 4 Corps will be deployed at a high altitude location to defend their ‘territory’ while a brigade-sized force (over 2,500 troops) of the 17 Mountain Strike Corps would be airlifted by the Indian Air Force to ‘launch an offensive’ against them,” top Army sources said.
“The Indian Air Force will airlift the troops using its latest transport aircraft including the C-17, C-130J Super Hercules and the AN-32 to airlift the army troops from Baghdogra in West Bengal and deploy them close to the ‘war zone’ in Arunachal Pradesh”, they added.
The troops will belong to the 17 Mountain Strike Corps whereas the Tezpur based 4 Corps which will be tasked with defending the targets by the 17 Mountain Strike Corps. The 17 mountain strike corps is the only formation readied for attacking enemy positions along the China border.
The troops of the 17 mountain strike corps will be airlifted from Baghdogra and deployed in Arunachal Pradesh as part of the massive war games. This war game is probably going to be the first and biggest ever war game done by the strike corps in the eastern region.