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Indian forces conduct tri-service exercise to enhance coordination: Officials

Devdiscourse News Desk new delhi Last Updated at 26-11-2018 23:39:11 IST India
Indian forces conduct tri-service exercise to enhance coordination: Officials
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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 warfighting 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 says 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 the 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 the sea, combat free fall by the tri-services Special Forces teams culminating in tactical follow-on operations on land, a senior official said.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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