Photo Gallery: Indian Navy conducts three services joint drill exercise off Goa and Karwar coasts

Zee Media Bureau | Nov 26, 2018, 20:38 PM IST

The Indian Navy conducted a large scale tri-service exercise at sea off Goa and Karwar from November 17-23, the Navy said on Monday. Naval assets such as Kolkata-class destroyers and landing ships participated in the exercise. Apart from this, fleet support ship and ship-borne helicopters, Marcos and other force levels from all the three maritime commands of the Navy joined the exercise, news agency PTI reported. The exercise also saw the participation of amphibious troops, special forces, engineers along with support elements from the Army, PTI reported. C-17, C-130J, IL-76, AN 32 aircraft and Garud special force of the IAF also participated. (Image Courtesy: Twitter/@Indiannavy)


Major activities conducted during this exercise included amphibious landing operations, air-landed operations. Helicopter-borne insertion of special forces from sea, combat free fall by the tri-service special forces teams culminating in tactical follow-on operations on land was also conducted during the exercise. The exercise was termed Ex Madad 2018 by the Navy. Images from the exercise were shared by the Indian Navy on Twitter. This exercise was coordinated by the Indian Navy's Western Naval Command in consultation with Head Quarters of the Integrated Defence Services (HQIDS). (Image Courtesy: Twitter/@Indiannavy)


"The exercise was conducted as part of the biennial calendar of tri-service exercises steered by HQ IDS, which aims to fine tune joint war-fighting capabilities and SOPs towards enhancing operational synergy," the statement said. (Image Courtesy: Twitter/@Indiannavy)


Images from the exercise. (Courtesy: Twitter/@Indiannavy)


Images from the exercise. (Courtesy: Twitter/@Indiannavy)

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