Diphu 23 March 2023: The Indian Army and Indian air force recently conducted an intra-theatre air mobility operation somewhere in eastern command.
Multi Domain Air-Land Exercise
In the second week of March 2023, the Indian Army and the Air force jointly conducted a Multi Domain Air-Land Exercise Vayu Prahar in the Eastern Theatre to corroborate joint plans to prosecute synergized multiple domain operations.
Multi-Domain operations aim to orchestrate military activities across all domains to deliver converging effects.
The scope of the joint exercise included rapid mobilization of an earmarked Rapid Reaction Force from the hinterland to undertake air-landed operations in a nominated Advance Landing Ground. The air landed force further executes contingency tasks as per a realistic exercise scenario in challenging high-altitude terrain conditions.
The conduct of Exercise Vayu Prahar enabled coordination and rehearsal amongst various agencies for quick mobilization, transportation and deployment of forces within a theatre which can be executed across theatres.
The exercise validated and refined procedures quintessential for synergised joint operations. Army Formations, Special Forces along with Indian Air Force participated in the ninety-six hour exercise in the Eastern Theatre.
Story by Sushanta Roy & Shib Shankar Chatterjee