NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
The Tri-Service Exercise Kavach and Amphex-21 was conducted under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) involving assets of Army, Navy, Air Force and the Indian Coast Guard and involved participation and deployment of all forces of ANC, elements of Amphibious Brigade of Army’s Southern Command along with corvettes, submarine and amphibious landing ships of Navy’s Eastern Fleet and Marine Commandos. Jaguar Maritime Strike and transport aircraft from IAF and assets of the Indian Coast Guard also participated. Prior to amphibious landing operations, troops of the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the IAF were mobilised and transported by sea and air in close coordination with all agencies. The exercise culminated with the beach landing operations by elements of Amphibious Brigade from INS Jalashwa, Airavat, Guldar and LCU MK-4 class of ships with 600 troops along with tanks, troop carrier vehicles and other heavy weapons. The areas in which the exercise was conducted holds strategic significance for India.