Maritime warfare drill, TROPEX 2013, concluded in Arabian sea


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A corvette of Indian Navy fires a missile. TROPEX 2013.

Indian Navy’s major annual exercise TROPEX (Theatre level Readiness and Operational Exercise), concluded day before yesterday after more than a month of manoeuvres, weapon firings and tactical evaluation.

TROPEX was a theatre level exercise, conducted on the Western Seaboard, aimed to assess the operational readiness of ships, submarines and aircraft from all Commands of the Navy, with joint participation of units from the Army, Air Force and the Coast Guard. Over 50 ships and submarines, and around 75 aircrafts participated in the exercise.

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Amphibious units from Army, Air Force & Coast Guard too had participated in the drill.

This year’s TROPEX also included an amphibious exercise, involving about 2000 troops, tanks, amphibious vehicles and their associated equipment.

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A stealth frigate of the Indian Navy fires its missile in TROPEX 2013.

Admiral DK Joshi, Chief of the Naval Staff, embarked ships of the combined fleet during the exercise and witnessed conduct of various evolutions and firings. Diverse facets of maritime operations were exercised at sea and bases ashore. Key issues emerging would be suitably incorporated by the Indian Navy in its Concept of Operations.

(Text and photos supplied by Ministry of Defence and Indian Navy)

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