The second edition of the Triton exercise began in Kochi on Monday to test the security of Kerala coast.

The exercise, the second in the series, is being held along the Kerala coast, Naval sources said.

Southern Naval Command, Coast Guard, police besides Central and State agencies are taking part in the exercise.

The first exercise under Operation Triton was conducted in October last year.

Police will launch massive combing operations and check vehicles near the coastal stretch, the sources said.

The Joint Operations Centre of Southern Naval Command would coordinate the exercise, they said.

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