Indo-US naval exercise to begin tomorrow










The city is all set to witness the 2012 edition of the annual Indo-US Naval Exercise"Malabar". 

The 10-day exercise to be held in the Bay of Bengal will begin from Saturday and feature the frontline units of India and the United States. 

The harbour phase of the exercise, scheduled for April 7-9, is being held in the city where both navies will participate in seminars on professional techniques. 

The sea phase will be held in the Bay of Bengal with a wide variety of exercises ranging from conventional war fight mission to asymmetric warfare, interact and attempt each other to exploit characteristic weaknesses. 

The exercise will also include boarding operations, air defence exercises, helicopter cross-deck operations and co-ordinated anti-submarine warfare. 

Malabar 2012 will be the sixteen in the series of structured bilateral exercise since 1992. 

The US Navy will be represented by three US war ships and a submarine. The Indian Navy will be represented by the indigenously built Guided Missile Frigate INS SatpurGuided Missile Destroyers INS Ranvijay and INS Ranvir Missile Corvette, INS Kulish and Fleet Tanker INS Shakti. 

In addition Maritime Patrol Aircraft TU142M and other Rotary Wing Aircraft are also scheduled to participate in the bilateral exercise.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Indo-US naval exercise to begin tomorrow









The city is all set to witness the 2012 edition of the annual Indo-US Naval Exercise"Malabar". 

The 10-day exercise to be held in the Bay of Bengal will begin from Saturday and feature the frontline units of India and the United States. 

The harbour phase of the exercise, scheduled for April 7-9, is being held in the city where both navies will participate in seminars on professional techniques. 

The sea phase will be held in the Bay of Bengal with a wide variety of exercises ranging from conventional war fight mission to asymmetric warfare, interact and attempt each other to exploit characteristic weaknesses. 

The exercise will also include boarding operations, air defence exercises, helicopter cross-deck operations and co-ordinated anti-submarine warfare. 

Malabar 2012 will be the sixteen in the series of structured bilateral exercise since 1992. 

The US Navy will be represented by three US war ships and a submarine. The Indian Navy will be represented by the indigenously built Guided Missile Frigate INS SatpurGuided Missile Destroyers INS Ranvijay and INS Ranvir Missile Corvette, INS Kulish and Fleet Tanker INS Shakti. 

In addition Maritime Patrol Aircraft TU142M and other Rotary Wing Aircraft are also scheduled to participate in the bilateral exercise.

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