Military Capabilities

Indian Navy flexes ability to conduct ‘two-front war’ in major drills

05 March 2018

Key Points

  • India has tested its ability to conduct major naval operations on two fronts simultaneously
  • Exercises conducted against backdrop of increased Chinese military presence in Indian Ocean Region

The Indian Navy has concluded a series of military exercises that tested the service’s ability to conduct military operations on two fronts simultaneously, the country’s Ministry of Defence announced on 5 March.

The war games, which concluded on 28 February, were held over a period of two months and involved various types of aircraft, surface ships, and submarines, said the ministry. “The war games were the first of the kind to be conducted on both seaboards indicative of the navy’s threat perceptions of a two-front war,” it added.

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