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Tri-service maritime exercise 'Paschim Lehar' begins

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Around 40 ships, submarines and fighter aircraft participated in 'Paschim Lehar', a tri-service maritime exercise off India's western coast, the said today.

The objective of the exercise, which commenced on February 12, is to build interoperability, an official said.

"This exercise includes participation of a large number of ships, submarines and aircraft from the Western Naval Command of the Units from Eastern Naval Command, Indian Army, and the are also participating to build interoperability," the said in a statement.

"Over 40 ships and submarines, a similar number of maritime surveillance, fighter aircraft, helicopters and Remotely Piloted Aircraft of the and the participating.

"The Amphibious capabilitiesof the armed forces, along with the elements of will also be deployed and tested for operational tasking during the exercise," it said.

The exercise includes a number of weapon firings, including missile, gun and torpedo firings during the initial phase. The second phase is structured to validate and refine the operational plans of the Western Naval Command, the statement said.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 19:50 IST