Visakhapatnam

First ever India-U.S. tri-services exercise from November 13

A CH-53E Super Stallion landing on the flight deck of the USS Ashland which will take part in the India-US joint tri-services exercise off the Visakhapatnam coast.  

The first ever tri-services India-U.S.A. amphibious exercise titled ‘Tiger Triumph’ is scheduled to be conducted from November 13 to 21.

The exercise will be conducted off Visakhapatnam and Kakinada coasts. This exercise will include events and field training that simulate moving humanitarian assistance and disaster relief force from ship to shore.

It is aimed at building the capacity of both the Indian and U.S. participants and improving their ability to operate together.

‘Tiger Triumph’

Around 1,200 Indian soldiers, sailors, and airmen, and 500 U.S. Marines, sailors and airmen will participate in the nine-day exercise which envisages the U.S. and Indian forces establishing professional relationships.

During ‘Tiger Triumph’, Indian and U.S. forces will become familiar with one another’s aviation support capabilities by conducting cross-deck landings by the Indian Air Force on the USS Germantown’s, a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship, flight deck and executing a simulated casualty evacuation from the shore to the acting hospital ship.

Counter-terrorism

The exercise will also focus on counter-terrorism operations. The INS Jalashwa, INS Airavat and USS Germantown and a survey vessel in a hospital ship role will be participating in the exercise.

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