Exercise Tiger Triumph 2024: Indian Troops Display Professionalism in Joint Amphibious Exercise with US Forces

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New Delhi, 27th March 2024: The Indian Army, along with the Indian Navy and Indian Air Force, is actively participating in the second edition of the Tri-Services India-US Amphibious Exercise “Ex Tiger Triumph 2024”.

The 14-day exercise, which began on March 18, 2024, is being conducted in two phases: the Harbour Phase in Vishakhapatnam and the Sea Phase in Kakinada. The main objective of the exercise is to enhance interoperability, strengthen bilateral relations, and refine capabilities in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR), and sub-conventional operations.

During the exercise, the Indian Army showcased its amphibious capabilities in both conventional and sub-conventional scenarios. Represented by an integrated Battalion group comprising 700 Army personnel, the Indian Army demonstrated newly procured/inducted weapons and state-of-the-art technological advancements.

The Indian Army contingent includes components from Infantry, Mechanized Infantry, Para SF, Artillery, Engineers, and other supporting Arms, along with assorted systems such as multiple Drones and Anti-Drone equipments. The Harbour Phase focused on communication checks to ensure seamless coordination between the participating forces, while also fostering mutual understanding and collaboration through ship visits.

The ongoing Sea Phase involves a strategic move to a simulated island country, initiating a series of complex operations. The first major operation is the ship-to-shore move, showcasing precision and coordination in amphibious operations. Troops will swiftly disembark to establish a secure perimeter, demonstrating their professionalism and readiness for challenging environments. Establishing an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp is a key aspect, reflecting the commitment to humanitarian assistance.

Setting up the camp involves logistical challenges and coordination efforts, emphasizing the importance of efficient planning and execution in disaster relief operations. Sub-conventional operations and joint drills aim to enhance operational capabilities in combating asymmetric threats, including convoy operations, IED drills, cordon and search operations, and counter-ambush drills.

The exercise also includes Subject Matter Expert exchanges, cross-board visits of Indian and US troops, and friendly sports matches to foster camaraderie among the troops. Overall, the joint training exercise with US Defence Forces demonstrates interoperability, joint operational capabilities, and intelligence sharing between the two countries.