Indian navy has fired Brahmos surface to surface missile from INS Chennai Kolkata class destroyer during the on-going Annual Theatre level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX) held since January 24 2017.
TROPEX witnessed a host of exercises including Gunnery shoots, Surface to Air missile engagements, Brahmos firing and operations of the combined Fleet in a complex multi threat environment including sub surface and air threats, the defense ministry announced in a statement Monday.
The high-point of the exercise was Large Force Engagement (LFE) by the Fleet units against threat simulated by air element from Indian Air Force comprising AWACS, SU 30s, Jaguars and IL 78 (AAR).
These threats emanated from different directions and were neutralised by using Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile capabilities of MiG 29Ks, the integral air arm of the Indian Navy, operating from INS Vikramaditya in coordination with other Fleet units..
Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba reviewed the exercise and was accompanied by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat.
As a part of the exercise, niche capabilities of the Marine Commandoes (MARCOs) and Army Special Forces, including Airborne Assault and Combat Free Fall were undertaken from an IAF C-130 aircraft.
TROPEX 2017 is a month long war drill and is witnessing participation of over 60 ships, five submarines and more than 70 naval aircrafts.
The exercise also includes participation of IAF's Su-30 and Jaguar fighters, AWACS, C 130J Hercules and in-flight refuelling aircraft, Infantry amphibious elements from Indian Army and ships and aircrafts from the Indian Coast Guard.
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