Tiger Triumph – 24: India-US Bilateral Tri-Service HADR Exercise Commences

The Opening Ceremony of the Bilateral Tri-Service Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Amphibious Exercise, Tiger Triumph, between India and the US, commenced aboard INS Jalashwa on March 19, 2024. This exercise underscores the robust strategic partnership between both nations and aims to facilitate the sharing of best practices and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in multinational HADR operations.

The Harbour Phase of the exercise is currently underway at Visakhapatnam from March 18 to March 25, 2024. It encompasses pre-sail discussions, Subject Matter Expert Exchanges on professional subjects, and discussions on planning and execution procedures for various tasks. Additionally, sports engagements are scheduled to foster camaraderie among the armed forces personnel from both countries. The Sea Phase, scheduled from March 26 to March 31, 2024, will witness the establishment of a joint Command and Control Centre and a Joint Relief and Medical Camp by units from both nations.

Concurrently, a Planning and Coordination Exercise will refine Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to facilitate seamless coordination between the forces of India and the US.

The Indian Navy's participation includes a Landing Platform Dock, Landing Ship Tanks (Large) with integral Landing Crafts and helicopters, a guided missile Frigate, and Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft. The Indian Army will be represented by an infantry battalion group, including mechanized forces, while the Indian Air Force will deploy medium lift aircraft, transport helicopters, and a Rapid Action Medical Team (RAMT). Additionally, Special Operations Forces from all three services will partake in the exercise.

The US Task Force comprises a US Navy Landing Platform Dock with integral Landing Craft Air Cushions and helicopters, a Destroyer, maritime reconnaissance and medium lift aircraft,
along with US Marines.

Tiger Triumph – 24 exemplifies the commitment of both India and the US to enhancing interoperability and cooperation in disaster response and humanitarian assistance, reinforcing the strong bond between the armed forces of both nations.




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