Kakinada: The maiden Tri-Services India-US Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Amphibious Exercise, known as Tiger Triumph, concluded off Kakinada coast in East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.
The successful culmination of the seven-day naval exercise marks another milestone in the growing Indo-US relations. The exercise involved the participation of Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa, Airawat and Sandhayak, Army troops from 19 Madras and 7 Guards, the Indian Air Force, and US Navy Ship Germantown.
The exercise involved projecting flexible and swift mobilisation capability of the armed forces in response to a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) scenario. The Harbour Phase in Visakhapatnam included professional interactions and sharing of best practices between the armed forces of India and the US.
The Sea Phase from November 17 to 21 off Kakinada saw joint operations by ships of both nations and their forces set up a relief and medical camp at Kakinada as part of the simulated HADR scenario.
Officials said the exercise provided an opportunity for the participating forces of both sides to incorporate best practices and insights in the field of Amphibious–HADR operations.
Tiger Triumph, officials said, represents a significant step in strengthening interoperability between Indian and US armed forces. The exercise will benefit the global maritime community towards providing succour during natural disasters.