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About Exercise SALVEX

Focus: GS III: Security Challenges

Why in News?

The Seventh edition of Indian Navy – US Navy (IN – USN) Salvage and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) exercise, SALVEX was conducted from 26 Jun – 06 Jul 23 at Kochi. 

About Exercise SALVEX

  • The IN and USN have been conducting joint Salvage and EOD exercises since 2005.
  • The exercise involved the participation of both navies, including the ships INS Nireekshak and USNS Salvor, as well as Specialist Diving and EOD teams.
Training and Collaboration:
  • The diving teams of both countries shared experiences and underwent training in Maritime Salvage and various aspects of EOD Operations on land and at sea.
  • Joint training exercises were conducted to enhance interoperability, cohesiveness, and the exchange of best practices in Maritime Salvage and EOD operations.
Skill Enhancement:
  • The constructive engagements during the exercise contributed to enhancing the skill sets of the Diving teams.
  • The teams gained expertise in diverse disciplines, including mine detection and neutralization, wreck location, and salvage.

December 2023