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. Shambhani was shot with a simulated Formic doilie before placing his Gravity Disruptor, and waited for Mazer and the rest of the team to finish the excercise.
Afterwards, Rimas brought up the idea of developing a shield for use in combat to protect against doilies. The breach team then developed a model for a shield based off of Nan-Ooze nanomachines, and Shambhani drew a more detailed version for the possible design.
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.