India’s Andaman and Nicobar Command conducts DANX-17 exercise

India has conducted a five day exercise, named Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX-17) under the aegis of its Andaman & Nicobar Command, from Nov. 20 to 24, 2017.

Main objective of the exercise was to practice & validate procedures and drills of all the Command forces aimed at defending Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Additional forces from the main land including fighter jets, Special Forces, Naval ships and heavy lift transport aircraft participated in the exercise.

The highlights of the exercise were fighter operations, night para jumps at sea, slithering of troops from helicopters and amphibious landings of troops by ships.

After the exercise the Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command applauded all the four Components for their synergistic planning and precise execution of the Command plans and urged all to focus on the take-aways from the exercise for being fully prepared for any eventuality in future.

The Andaman and Nicobar Command is the only tri-service theater command of the Indian Armed Forces, based at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a Union Territory of India.

Indian Ministry of Defence



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