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India, US to conduct first joint multi-service exercise on India's east coast

12 November 2019
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India and the United States will hold their first joint multi-service exercise on India's eastern seaboard from 13 to 21 November to enhance interoperability when carrying out humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations.

In a 12 November statement the Indian Navy (IN) said it will be fielding landing platform dock INS Jalashwa (formerly USS Trenton ), amphibious warfare vessel INS Airavat and survey ship INS Sandhayak for the eight-day long 'Tiger Triumph' exercises.Accompanying them will be an Indian Army infantry contingent along with Indian Air Force (IAF) Mil Mi-17 Hip multi-purpose helicopters and a rapid action medical team.

The US will be taking part in the exercise with USS Germantown , a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship along with troops from the 3rd Marine Division based at Okinawa in Japan.

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