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The Sudarshan Chakra Corps of the Indian Army held a firing exercise, ‘Sindhu Sudarshan’, in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer on 21 October. Around 40,000 jawans participated in the exercise, which will continue till 5 December.
‘Sindhu Sudarshan’ is one of the largest exercises of the Indian Army's strike corps. Air Force combat ships, artillery guns, tanks, mechanised infantry columns, army air defense, special forces and attack helicopters were deployed in the exercise.
Sudarshan Chakra Corps was first raised on 12 Aug 1917, specifically for operations in Middle East against the Turko-German coalition during World War I. It took active part in the capture of Gaza and Jerusalem from Oct to Dec 1917, as part of Gen Allenby’s Army.
The Corps was disbanded in 1918, at the end of the World War I, and was re-raised in Feb 1942, for operations in the Middle East.
Sudarshan Chakra Corps participated in IPKF Operations in Sri Lanka from Apr 1986 to March 1990 and is the premier organisation of the Indian Army in peninsular India.
(With inputs from indianarmy.nic.in)