Tiger TRIUMP: First Tri-services amphibious exercise between India and US
India and US are to jointly conduct Tiger TRIUMP, the first ever tri-services amphibious exercise. It is to be conducted in Visakhapatnam and Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. It includes field training and events that simulate humanitarian assistance in disaster times. The event will also hold simulations in moving disaster relief forces from ship to shore.
- More than 1200 Indian sailors, airmen and soldiers are to participate in the exercise
- From the US side, around 500 marines, airmen and sailors will participate.
- It is a nine-day exercise and begins on November 13, 2019.
- The soldiers from both the sides will become familiar with each others’ support capabilities during the exercise
- The US will conduct casualty evacuation simulations from shore to ship
- Indian Air Force will perform cross deck-landings
- The forces will demonstrate advance inter operability, naval integration and will exchange best practices
- The forces will also embark each others’ vessels participating in the exercise. This will help the forces to become familiar with the counterpart’s tactics, procedures and techniques.
- The exercise will help both the countries to exchange knowledge and to establish professional and personal relationship
- The exercise acts as a platform for the countries to become familiar with their counterpart’s aviation capability
- It boosts the capability of the Indian and US troops in humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and counter terrorism.