Navy, Air Force conduct joint training exercise in Visakhapatnam

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Visakhapatnam, Nov.26 (ANI): The Navy and the Air Force jointly conducted a training exercise here on Friday with the aim of strengthening the unified command of the Indian defence services.

The objective of the exercise was to give an opportunity to soldiers to learn about the capabilities and qualities of the other divisions of the armed forces.

As part of the exercise amphibian crafts performed various naval exercises. The equipments were modified to suit the geographical conditions of islands where heavy tanks and army trucks can move easily in deep water.

A fleet of ships, including the INS Jalashwa, conducted exercises to prove the offensive and defensive capabilities of the Eastern Fleet.

During training, all personnel visited each other's defence bases to learn about their strong and weak points.

"We are giving as much training as possible to our people because sometimes you have to take few people extra or rotate people around faster, and that's how you keep your personnel ready for it," said Karamveer Singh, a senior naval officer of the Eastern Naval Command.

"What we do is between the Coast Guard and the Navy, we time-share in terms of air assets. Patrolling can be done by air means like electronic surveillance and presence. Between these three methods and between Indian Navy and Coast Guard, you tend to withdraw," added Singh. (ANI)

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