Army Southern Command conducted multi-agency exercises, as part of exercise “Dakshin Shakti”, this exercise is currently under progress in training areas of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The other Multi-Agency Exercise named “Sagar Shakti” involved components from the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Indian Coast Guard, Border Security Force and Gujarat States Security apparatus including Gujarat State Police, Marine Police and Fisheries Department was conducted in the Creek Sector of Kutch Peninsula from 19 to 22 November 2021.
The Exercise “Sagar Shakti” involved the insertion of troops and manoeuvres by forces in all three dimensions simultaneously in an integrated manner. Comprehensive coordination incorporating contemporary technology to include response mechanisms in a multi-domain environment, real-time communication, and sharing of operational data to overcome emerging multi-dimensional threats were practised and honed amongst the participants.
“Sagar Shakti” was witnessed by the senior hierarchy of participating agencies. This was the first time when an effective punch of a Field Training Exercise was packed with the response mechanism which functions under a robust Central Operation Room (COR) comprising troops of multiple forces. The integration and coordination the troops achieved were and applauded by senior officials.