Indian forces conduct joint military drill to enhance coordination

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New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The India forces have successfully conducted a large-scale tri-service exercise involving assets of the Indian Navy, Army and the Air Force which aims to sharpen joint war fighting capabilities and enhance operational synergy, officials said on Monday.

The exercise was conducted at sea off Goa and Karwar from November 17-23. This exercise was coordinated by the Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command in consultation with the Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) headquarters.

It say deployment of many naval assets such as Kolkata class destroyers, landing ships, fleet support ship with ship-borne helicopters, naval commando MARCOS and other force levels from all the three maritime commands of the Indian Navy.

The exercise saw participation of Amphibious troops and Special Forces of the Indian Army, and C-17, C-130J, IL-76 and AN 32 aircraft and Garud choppers of the IAF.

The major activities conducted during this exercise included amphibious landing operations, air-landed operations, heli-borne insertion of Special Forces from sea, combat free fall by the tri-services Special Forces teams culminating in tactical follow-on operations on land, a senior official said.



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