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Nearly 20,000 troopsalong with tanks, artillery guns and advanced surveillance sensors participated in a month-long military exercise 'Thar Shakti' in Rajasthan. In the exercise culminated yesterday, Army's Chetak Corps carried out the operational manoeuvres in the deserts of the state. General Officer Commanding of the Chetak Corps Lt Gen Ashwani Kumar along with senior officers reviewed the manoeuvres during the culminating phase of the exercise. "The officer expressed his satisfaction over the operational preparedness of the Corps and appreciated the troops for braving the high temperatures and harsh desert environment during the conduct of the exercise," defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said. The exercise ended on a high note, having achieved the desired aim with respect to capability development and operational challenges in the contemporary battlefield environment, he said.