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About Exercise TROPEX-23

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Why in News?

The 2023 edition of Indian Navy’s major maritime exercise TROPEX, is currently underway in the Indian Ocean Region.

About Exercise TROPEX-23:

  • TROPEX is conducted biennially and includes participation from Indian Navy units, Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Coast Guard assets.
  • The exercise is being conducted over a duration of three months, from January to March.
Objective:
  • To validate and refine the Navy’s Concept of Operations, including operational logistics and interoperability with other services.
  • To test the combat readiness of the combined Fleets of the Indian Navy to operate in a multi-threat environment.
Execution:
  • All surface combatants of the Indian Navy including Destroyers, Frigates, Corvettes as well as submarines and aircraft are put through complex maritime operational deployments.
  • The exercise is being conducted in different phases, both in harbour and at sea, encompassing various facets of combat operations, including live weapon firings.
Benefits:
  • Provides an opportunity to test the combat readiness of the combined Fleets of the Indian Navy to operate in a multi-threat environment.
  • Facilitates operational level interaction with the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and the Coast Guard, which will further strengthen interoperability and joint operations in a complex environment.

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