Indian Navy’s combat-readiness exercise “Tropex-21”

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TROPEX 21 is currently underway in Indian Ocean Region(IOR). It is the Indian Navy’s largest biennial Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise.

Exercise TROPEX:

  • It is an inter-service military exercise. It involves the participation of the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard.
  • Aim:
    • To test the combat readiness of the Navy in a multi-dimensional scenario of the current geo-strategic environment.
    • To validate the Navy’s capabilities like offensive-defense capabilities, safeguarding the maritime domain, and promote stability and peace in the Indian Ocean Region.
  • Conducted by: The exercise is being overseen by Naval Headquarters. Other participants include Eastern, Western and Southern Naval Command of the Indian Navy and Andaman and Nicobar Command (the only Tri-Service theatre command of the Indian Armed Forces located at Port Blair).
  • Location: The exercise is being conducted in the Indian Ocean Region(IOR) and its adjunct waters.
  • Theme of the exercise: ‘Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive force.
  • Phases under the exercise: Exercise TROPEX is being progressed over distinct phases that will also test the Navy’s transition from peacetime to hostilities.

Source: The Hindu

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