Attack and armed helicopters were also employed in close support of the heliborne column.
The Army also used Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to get real time information of enemy activities which was shared with various command and control centers for planning and execution of coordinated operations.
Heliborne units support the rapid advance of a large combined arms force deep into the enemy’s operational or operational-strategic depth.
The whole exercise was carried out in battle like condition was reviewed by large number of senior officers of Army and Air Force.
Tensions between the two nuclear armed neighbours are running high since a September cross-border raid on an Indian army base killed 19 soldiers followed by India’s surgical strikes inside the LoC. There have been more than 100 ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC post the surgical strike in September.