The Indian Navy recently concluded large-scale fleet exercises in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
24 ships, two submarines and over ten aircraft participated in the exercise, which included the nuclear submarine Chakra as well as units from the Andaman and Nicobar Command.
A ship from the Western Naval Command, with the Kamov 31 Air Early Warning helicopter, was also deployed for the exercise.
With the aim of honing warfighting skills and concepts, various aspects of maritime warfare were incorporated into the two-week long exercise.
A wide range of weapons, including Surface to Surface missiles (SSMs), Surface to Air missiles (SAMs) and Land Attack Missiles (LAMs) were fired from various platforms. The Hawk Fighter aircraft and P8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft were also integrated into the exercise.