AMARAVATI: The first-ever tri-services India-US amphibious exercise named Tiger TRIUMPH will be conducted from November 13 to 21 near Visakhapatnam and Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. This nine-day exercise aimed at the exchange of knowledge, and learn from each other as well as establish personal and professional relationships between US and Indian personnel.
US Consulate said in a press release that as a part of the Tiger TRIUMPH there will be events and field training exercise which are meant to simulate moving humanitarian assistance and disaster relief force from ship to shore.
This India-US amphibious exercise aimed at building the capacity o both the Indian and US participants when they operate together.
About 1,200 Indian soldiers, sailors and airmen and 500 US marines, sailors and airmen will be participating in this nine-day Tiger TRIUMPH exercise.
During this exercise, US and Indian forces will get knowledge with one another aviation support capabilities and share their knowledge with each other which helps them to operate in a better way. As a part of this training exercise, they will conduct surface movements from ship-to-shore, where US and Indian forces will demonstrate naval integration, advance interoperability and exchange best practices.
Tiger TRIUMPH training pertains to developing either counter-terrorism or humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities.
The UNS Jalashwa, USS Germantown, INS Airavat, and a survey vessel in a hospital ship role will be participating in Tiger TRIUMPH. The US and Indian forces will go onboard their ships during the sea phase to become familiar with each other's tactics, techniques and procedures.