Monday, March 3, 2014

Tropex 2014 Photos

INS Chakra. Photo Credit: IN
The Indian Navy's only SSN INS Chakra participated in the month long Tropex  (Theater Level Operational Readiness Exercise) 2014 in February 2014. The exercise involved large scale naval maneuvers in all three dimensions viz. surface, air and underwater, across the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.

Fleet tanker INS Deepak flanked by Delhi Class Cruiser (R) and Rajput Class Destroyer (L). Photo Credit: IN
The month long exercise was aimed to assess the operational readiness of naval units, validate the Navy’s war fighting doctrine and integrate newly included capabilities in its 'Concept of Operations'.
Fleet tanker INS Deepak flanked by Delhi Class Cruiser (R) and Rajput Class Destroyer (L). Photo Credit: IN

Around 60 ships and submarines, and 75 aircraft took part in this exercise,along with units from Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard. The exercise also saw the 'maiden' participation by the newly acquired P 8I Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft.


L to R: Khukri Class Frigate, Rajput Class destroyer, INS Jalashwa, Rajput Class Destroyer. Photo Credit: IN
The exercise provided the Indian Navy with an opportunity to validate its network centric warfare capabilities, with effective utilization of the recently launched Indian Navy’s Satellite, GSAT 7.