The successful trail of the corridor is an important step to enhance the Army’s operational preparedness

The Indian Army moved its tanks, vehicles and heavy equipment on military train as part of a trial of the recently developed "Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC)" by the Indian Railways.

The successful trial of the corridor that provides faster movement of freight across the country is an important step to enhance the Army’s operational preparedness.

On Monday, the Army conducted a successful trial by moving a military train loaded with vehicles and equipment from New Rewari to New Phulera, validating the efficacy of the DFC, the Army said.

“These trials herald the first step in this process to pave the way for enhancing the operational readiness of the Armed Forces. This initiative would set in place processes to ensure that military requirements are dovetailed in the national infrastructure development at the planning stage itself,” the Indian Army said.

A statement said the intricate and synchronised coordination by the Indian Army with Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL) and Indian Railways would significantly enhance the mobilisation capability of the Armed Forces. These trials were part of the “Whole of the Nation Approach” for optimising national resources and achieving seamless synergy among various ministries and departments.