Bharat Shakti Exercise

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Source- The post on Bharat Shakti Exercise is based on the article “Tri-service exercise ‘Bharat Shakti’ to demonstrate prowess of indigenously manufactured equipment” published in “Times of India” on 9th March 2024.

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Recently, the Integrated tri-service exercise ‘Bharat Shakti’ was held at Pokhran in Rajasthan.

About ‘Bharat Shakti’ exercise

'Bharat Shakti' Exercise
Source: Financial Express
DescriptionIt is an integrated tri-service exercise conducted at Pokhran, Rajasthan.
ObjectiveIt aims to counter any threat through synergised joint operations.
Features1) The exercise will showcase live integrated multi-domain operations of the three services in offensive operations using indigenous equipment
2) It will display an array of indigenous weapon systems and platforms as a demonstration of the prowess of the country.
i) It features indigenous weapon systems: T-90 (IM) Tanks, Dhanush and Sarang Gun Systems, Akash Weapons Systems, Logistics Drones, Robotic Mules.
ii) The Indian Navy displays Naval Anti-Ship Missiles, Autonomous Cargo Carrying Aerial Vehicles, and Expendable Aerial Targets.
iii) The Indian Air Force showcases indigenous aircraft: Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, Light Utility Helicopters, and Advanced Light Helicopters.
3) It will simulate realistic, synergised, multi-domain operations displaying integrated operational capabilities of the Indian Armed Forces to counter threats across land, air, sea, cyber, and space domains.
Significance It highlights the resilience, innovation, and strength of India’s domestic defence capabilities on the global stage.
The exercise defines success of Aatmanirbharta (self-reliance) in defense.

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