Vajra Prahar 2023: Indian Air Force Showcases Special Forces Capabilities
Vajra Prahar 2023: Indian Air Force Showcases Special Forces Capabilities

New Delhi: As part of the ongoing Vajra Prahar 2023 joint exercise between India and the US, the Indian Air Force's C-130J 'Super Hercules' aircraft conducted a precision airdrop of combat troops and specialized warfighting equipment in the northeastern sector. The 14th edition of the Indo-US Joint Special Forces exercise began on November 21 at the Joint Training Node, Umroi, and is scheduled to conclude on December 11.


Represented by personnel from the 1st Special Forces Group (SFG) of the US Special Forces, the US contingent collaborates with the Indian Army contingent led by Special Forces personnel from the Eastern Command. The joint exercise aims to share best practices and experiences in areas such as joint mission planning and operational tactics, as per the Ministry of Defence.

Throughout the exercise, both sides engage in joint planning and rehearsal of special operations, counter-terrorism operations, and airborne operations in simulated conventional and unconventional scenarios in mountainous terrain. Joint drills were conducted on Wednesday, involving the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Individual Augmentees (IA) from the US, featuring exercises in a Mi-17 Helicopter at Shillong's Umiam Lake.

The helocasting operations demonstrated high precision, synergy, and professionalism. Key highlights of the joint exercise include 'Combat free-fall insertion of troops from stand-off distances,' 'Waterborne insertion of troops,' 'Precision engagement of targets at long ranges,' 'Combat air control of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft,' and 'Airborne insertion and sustenance of troops.'

According to the ministry, Exercise Vajra Prahar serves as a platform to exchange ideas, share best practices, enhance interoperability, and strengthen defense cooperation between the Special Forces of India and the United States.

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