Indian Army conducts airborne rapid response exercise near Siliguri Corridor
- The Indian Army conducted a two-day airborne insertion and rapid response exercise near the Siliguri Corridor, from March 24 to March 25, 2022, to test the readiness of rapid response teams..
- The Siliguri Corridor is a strategically important region, and is also known as Chicken’s Neck.
- The Siliguri Corridor is a stretch of land in Siliguri city of West Bengal.
- It borders Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh and connects the northeastern states with the rest of India..
- Around 600 soldiers/paratroopers of the Indian Army’s airborne rapid response teams took part in the exercise, which involved large-scale airdrops after being airlifted from various airbases, advanced aerial insertion techniques or airdropping of soldiers, surveillance and target practice.
Points to remember:
- Siliguri Corridor is a small stretch of land bordering how many and which countries?
- Which corridor of Indian Navy is also referred as Chicken’s Neck?
Source: Business Standard