Three years after the First Formic War, Shambhani was a member of Mazer Rackham's breach team in testing WAMRED technology for use in war against the Formics. In one exercise, Shambhani was in a capsule heading for a derelict ship that was being used as a fake Formic ship. After placing his Gravity Disruptor, he took out some simulation Formics and ended the exercise.
Later that evening, news came from the Hegemon Ukko Jukes in a vid, announcing that one of the eight Parallax telescopes, Copernicus, was destroyed by a Formic fighter ahead of the main alien fleet. Shambhani discussed the news with the rest of his breach team.
Shambhani was shown to have a slightly pessimistic attitude.