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Amphibious Exercise ‘Jal Prahar’ commences
 
Amphibious Exercise ‘Jal Prahar’ commences

With the aim of fostering joint training and validating Standard Operating Procedures for Amphibious Operations, the Eastern Naval Command commenced an amphibious exercise ‘Jal Prahar’ off Kakinada coast on December 21. Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet along with Brigade Commanders of 108 Mountain Bde and 91 Infantry Brigade oversaw the exercise.

The three-day exercise includes participation of Indian Navy ships Jalashwa (LPD) and Gharial (LST) from ENC and INS Cheetah (LST) from the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC). Ships of Eastern Fleet operated in close vicinity of the amphibious ships in support of the operation. The army component included participation of one company of troops each from Southern Army Command and ANC. In addition to ground troops, mechanised vehicles and troop carriers also participated in the exercise. Aircraft from Naval Air Stations Dega and Rajali also participated in the exercise by providing air cover during the operation.

 
 


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