‘HimVijay’ military exercise to be carried out by Indian Armed Forces in October in Arunachal Pradesh. In this project, the Indian Armed Forces plan to deploy their latest American weapons systems such as M777 ultra-light howitzers and Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.
What do we know about HimVijay exercise?
India plans HimVijay exercise at over 10,000 feet in the northeast (in Arunachal Pradesh). It will be held from Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China
Who are the participants involved in HimVijay project?
Indian Army will for the 1st time in action its Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs). Also, three mountain IBGs carved out of Panagarh-based 17 corps (Mountain Strike Corps) 59 Mountain Division will be in action. IBGs are the mainstream of future operational strategies in Western, Northern, and Eastern region.
Who are the other participants, and what is the primary duty of HimVijay exercise?
The excercise will mainly test warfighting abilities of newly rising 17 Mountain Strike Corps and the 17 MSC has been provided with M777 ultra-light Howitzers. Exercise will also involve the Indian Air Force which would provide aerial elements for real war-type drills.
What are the total number of personnel and other things involved in HimVijay project?
The operation will be of more than 15,000 personnel with each IBG consisting of nearly 5,000 troops backed by a combination of tanks, medium artillery, helicopters, and transport aircraft. Excercise will see in action C130J Super Hercules, AN32s and the C17s besides helicopters from both Army Aviation and IAF