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Lt Gen Deepak Kapoor commanded one of the most prestigious divisions of the Indian Army, the RAM Division, as part of a Strike Corps, during OP PARAKRAM, the tense stand-off with Pakistan in 2001-02. Lt Gen Deepak Kapoor, was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery on 11 June 1967 and has held important Staff and Command appointments in his illustrious career. During his service as a Brigade Commander deployed on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, the General was awarded Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty) in January 1998. Lt Gen Deepak Kapoor took over as the Vice Chief of Army Staff at the Army HQ, on 01 January 2007.

In the largest combat exercise in recent times, the Army has launched massive armoured, artillery and infantry manoeuvres in Rajasthan and Punjab to practise for swift, short and intense blitzkrieg wars of the future. The wargames, codenamed Sanghe Shakti, are particularly significant since they are being conducted by 2 Corps, which is the most crucial of the Army's three "strike" formations, said sources. The 2 Corps, headquartered in Ambala, virtually contains almost 50% of the country's strike capabilities. Over 40,000 soldiers from 1 Armoured Division, 14 Rapid Division and 22 Infantry Division, as well as artillery, air defence and engineer brigades, under the 2 Corps participated in the exercise.



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