I think it is you who needs a knock on your head along with posters which tend to see CT conspiracy theory in every nook and cranny and who drop any semblance of common sense while posting or pontificating.
First and foremost, why should be there be a question mark at all on Arjun being part (or not) of any wargame? IA conducts exercises as per its requirement and not to please and prove something to internet warriors like you. Just because sh*t head posted a question for the heck of it (and to incease eyeballs on his website), every one and his aunt is going bonkers. And this idiot does not understand that just because the exercise is being conducted in Jaisalmer area does not mean that Arjun (which are part of formation based in Jaisalmer) will also take part.
And btw, what is wrong in the explanation being given by the Corps Commander? Should the Western Army Commander ask for some Arjun tanks just to make people like you happy?
Get your facts clear first.
More than facts, as much I see everyone is gunning for Arjun for a change...Look around you, I am also on the same side, but i cant help smelling fishes around me...Arjun deserves Army's attention, whatever reasons they provide.
They have ordered only 124 arjuns, and 1000 T90's...and they couldn't have made use of those 124 in this exercise, what are they keeping it for? Obviously till exercise doesnt happens at Arjun's location, they'll say arjun is not available here, what can we do...as they were avoiding Arjun trials, till it was forced down their throat...as Arjun makers were forced to dare the army...History speaks against the army wrt arjun, and nothing has changed since, except them ordering measly 124 of them and thats it...
if you keep Arjun in Low numbers, most of time it'll be not available.
I've no problem with corps commander reasons, he is doing his job...but army decision makers haven't done anything to prove people like me wrong...What was the problem if MBT was in exercise to make people like me happy, wont an extra step would have helped them too...
Onus is on them to prove they are sincere towards an excellent Indigenous effort, or they will be asked questions again and again, at every seemingly wrong step they take...you like it or not...