Exercise Vayu Prahar

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The Indian Army and the Indian Air force recently conducted a joint exercise, ‘Vayu Prahar’.

About Exercise Vayu Prahar:

  • It is a multi-domain air-land exercise jointly conducted by the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.
  • The special forces also participated along with the Army and the Navy in the 96-hour exercise which was held in the eastern theatre
  • Objective: To validate joint plans to prosecute synergized multiple-domain operations
  • The scope of the exercise included the rapid mobilization of an earmarked Rapid Reaction Force from the hinterland to undertake air-landed operations in a nominated Advance Landing Ground.
  • The air-landed force further executed contingency tasks as per a realistic exercise scenario in challenging high-altitude terrain conditions.
  • The exercise enabled coordination and rehearsal amongst various agencies for quick mobilization, transportation, and deployment of forces within a theatre.


Q1) What are integrated theater commands?

An integrated theater command enables the pooling of resources of all three services under a single commander, towards securing a particular geographical area.

Source: Army, Air Force conduct multi domain exercise in Eastern Theatre