Indian Navy concludes major exercise in Arabian Sea

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy on Friday concluded a major operational exercise ‘Paschim Leher’ in the Arabian Sea, naval officials said.

The nine-day exercise tested the combat readiness of the naval command at sea, including mobilisation and operational synchronisation.

“A large number of ships, submarines and aircraft participated in the exercise. Various manoeuvres and deployments were exercised, in a networked environment, with the participation of a number of support units ashore,” naval officials said.

The exercise also saw the participation of Indian Air Force and units of the Indian Coast Guard.

“The scale of the exercise has been enhanced this year, which itself has been renamed as ‘Exercise Paschim Leher’,” the officials said.

“Proactive operations as well as defensive operations were exercised, including various contingencies off the coasts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka,” the official added.

–IANS

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