- The Corps, which is based in Sukna, West Bengal, is responsible for protecting the 220 km long Line of Actual Control along Sikkim.
- In a statement, the Army said, "The latest induction of New Generation Equipment, such as Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs), All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
The Indian military has done a number of ground and air exercises in the Eastern Sector. These exercises included both ground assaults by the forces in high altitude areas and the joint air insertion of Special Forces. The exercises started at the beginning of this month.
The Tri Shakti (33 Corps) Corps of the Army tweeted on Sunday, “Validation of Combat Free Fall operations by Indian Army Special Forces in narrow valleys of Super High Altitude areas of Sikkim — first time, using C-130 special operations fixed wing platforms.”
“A high altitude Combat Free Fall mission was carried out by commandos of Special Forces (Army) and Garuds (Air Force) from IAF C-130J aircraft in the Eastern sector as part of a fast-paced joint exercise between the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army. The Eastern Command of the Indian Air Force called the exercise “yet another operational milestone that the Indian Armed Forces have reached successfully.” This was also shared through the official account of the IAF’s Eastern Air Command.
Early this month, the Indian Army held the integrated tactical exercise Singhee Prahaar at 17,500 feet in North Sikkim to show how good they are at working together in the Super High Altitude Area. The Corps, which is based in Sukna, West Bengal, is responsible for protecting the 220 km long Line of Actual Control along Sikkim.
In a statement, the Army said, “The latest induction of New Generation Equipment, such as Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs), All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), Quick Reaction Fire Vehicles (QRFVs), Infantry Protected Mobility Vehicles (IPMVs), and many other weapon systems and platforms, has given the Indian Army new ways to fight wars in High Altitude Areas.”
Out of the LAC’s total length of 3,488 km, 1,346 km are in the Eastern Sector. Of these, 230 km are in Sikkim and 1,126 km are in Arunachal Pradesh.