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Indian Army conducts annual 'Exercise Topchi' at Deolali Camp near Nashik

Published on February 14, 2019
Indian Army proudly showcased its artillery firepower by using Ultra Light Howitzers and indigenous Swathi Weapon Locating Radar at the annual "Exercise Topchi".
Indian Army conducts annual 'Exercise Topchi' at Deolali Camp near Nashik
  • The exercise was held at Deolali Camp near Nashik.
  • The aviation and surveillance capabilities were also showcased.

Details about Exercise Topchi 2019:

  • There were a showcase of display of rockets, missiles, surveillance and target acquisition radars, remotely piloted aircraft and hi-tech equipments in addition to gun fire.
  • The precision displayed while delivering the explosives in the target area stunned all those present.

Ultra Light Howitzer M777

  • It is a towed 155 mm artillery piece that is used by the ground forces of Australia, Canada, India and Saudi Arabia.
  • It is manufactured by BAE Systems' Global Combat Systems division (London, England).
  • It was inducted in the Indian Army on November 9, 2018.

Swathi Weapon Locating Radar

  • Swathi Weapon Locating Radar is a mobile artillery locating phased array radar developed by India.
  • It is a counter-battery radar designed to detect and track incoming artillery and rocket fire to determine the point of origin for Counter-battery fire.
  • It has been developed by DRDO's Bangalore based laboratory, LRDE and the Government owned Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).


  • Deolali is a small hill-station in the Nashik district of Maharashtra.
  • It has one of the oldest military centres in India.
  • It was established in 1869 and is situated on the banks of the River Darna.
  • The prestigious 'School of Artillery' is located in Deolali.


Q. Which annual exercise was conducted by the Indian Army in Deolali, in the Nashik district of Maharashtra?
a. Exercise Senapati
b. Exercise Topchi
c. Exercise Maharathi
d. Exercise Saarthi

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