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TROPEX- 2014
Mar 03, 2014

The Indian Navy’s major annual exercise TROPEX (Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise) concluded on 1 March. The exercise involved large scale naval manoeuvres in all three dimensions viz. surface, air and underwater, across the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.

The month long exercise was aimed to assess the operational readiness of naval units, validate the Navy’s war fighting doctrine and integrate newly included capabilities in its Concept of Operations. Around 60 ships and submarines, and 75 aircraft took part in this exercise, along with participation of units from Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard. The exercise also saw the maiden participation by the newly acquired P 8I Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft and the nuclear submarine, Chakra

The exercise wasasas conducted against the backdrop of two completely networked fleets, widely dispersed across the Indian Ocean Region, operating in a dense maritime environment. Missile, Torpedo and Gun firing was undertaken.

The exercise also provided the Indian Navy with an opportunity to validate its network centric warfare capabilities, with effective utilisation of the recently launched Indian Navy’s Satellite, GSAT 7.


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