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Exercise Kavach

  • 23 Jan 2021
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A large-scale Tri service Military ‘Exercise Kavach’ will be conducted in January 2021 under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), the only Joint Forces Command of the country.

Key Point

  • Participation: Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard.
  • Features: The exercise involves synergised application of maritime surveillance assets, coordinated air and maritime strikes, air defence, submarine and landing operations.
    • The joint force would execute multi domain, high intensity offensive and defensive manoeuvres in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.
    • The tri-services exercise aims to fine tune joint war-fighting capabilities and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) towards enhancing operational synergy.
  • Significance: The exercise will check the preparedness of all the agencies in dealing with an asymmetric threat.
    • Asymmetrical threats are unconventional strategies and tactics adopted by a force.
  • Need of Such Exercise: The 1993 Bombay Bombings and the 2008 Mumbai Attacks happened due to the poorly guarded maritime border.
  • Other Exercises for Coastal Security:
    • Exercise ‘Sea Vigil’.
    • Tropex (Theatre-level Readiness Operational Exercise) which Indian Navy conducts every two years.


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