Ex KAVACH, a large-scale Joint Military Exercise, was carried out by the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) with the assistance of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. On February 23, 2023, the exercise officially started. It ended on April 7, 2023.
The goal of the exercise was to improve interoperability and operational synergy between the troops while also polishing joint warfare skills and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Participants in the multi-domain exercise that involved amphibious landing, air-landed operations, heliborne operations, and rapid insertion of the Special Forces from the mainland on a remote Island of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands included officials of the Army’s “Shatrujeet Brigade,” the Armed Forces Special Operations Division (AFSOD), the Navy’s Special Forces, and ANC amphibious troops.
“Exercise KAVACH” showed the Armed Forces’ capabilities and preparedness to protect India’s maritime interests and guarantee the safety of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The exercise demonstrated the professionalism and coordination amongst the various ANC parts as they carried out successful joint operations in a challenging and dynamic environment.
Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command Lt Gen Ajai Singh observed impressive demonstrations of rapid response capabilities throughout the exercise. He praised the troops for their professionalism and effective operations. Through such exercises, the nation continues to strengthen its defence capabilities, whilst promoting peace and security in the region, he stated.
“Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) conducted a large-scale Joint Military Exercise ‘Ex KAVACH’ involving the assets of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. The exercise, which began on February 23rd, concluded on April 7th,” ANI tweeted.