The Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX-2017) was conducted under aegis of Andaman & Nicobar Command from 20 to 24 November 2017.
The main objective of the five day exercise was to practice and validate procedures and drills of all Command forces aimed at defending strategic Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Accretional forces from mainland including fighters, Special Forces, Naval ships and heavy lift transport aircraft participated in exercise. They collectively conducted fighter operations, night-para jumps at sea, slithering of troops from helicopters and amphibious landings of troops by ships. The purpose of the exercise was for adopting planning and precise execution of Command plans by forces in synergistic manner. It also aimed for being fully prepared for any eventuality in future.