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TROPEX 21

  • 11 Feb 2021
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Indian Navy’s largest biennial Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX 21) is currently underway.

  • Exercise commenced in early January, which will culminate by the third week of February.

Key Points

  • Theme:
    • ‘Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive force’.
  • Participants:
    • Indian Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Police of 13 coastal States and Union Territories along with other stakeholders in the maritime domain.
  • ‘Sea Vigil’:
    • ‘Sea Vigil’: In the first phase, the Indian Navy had conducted coastal defence exercise ‘Sea Vigil’ along the entire coastline and Island territories of India on 12-13 January 2021.
    • Exercise Sea Vigil was followed by a large-scale Tri-Service joint amphibious exercise AMPHEX-21.
  • Location:
    • The exercise is being conducted over a vast geographical expanse in the Indian Ocean Region.
  • Overseen By:
    • Conduct of TROPEX is being overseen by Naval Headquarters with participation from all three Commands of the Indian Navy (Eastern, Western and Southern Naval Command) and the only Tri-Service theatre command of the Indian Armed Forces located at Port Blair.
  • Aims:
    • Promote Stability and Peace: The Theatre Level exercise also aims to validate the Navy's offensive-defence capabilities, safeguard national interests in the maritime domain and promote stability and peace in the Indian Ocean Region.
    • Coastal Defence Setup: This exercise aimed to validate the coastal defence setup of the country, which was entirely revamped after the 26/11 Terror attacks at Mumbai.
    • Combat readiness: It aimed at testing combat readiness of the Navy in a complex multi-dimensional scenario set in the context of the current geo strategic environment.

Source: PIB

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