Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX-17)

Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX-17)

Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX) was conducted under the aegis of Andaman & Nicobar Command.  The five day exercise started on 20 Nov 2017 and culminated on 24 Nov 2017.

Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX-17)

Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX-17)

From the planning stage onwards, joint planning and integrated approach was adopted for synergistic application of forces. Main objective of the exercise was to practice & validate procedures and drills of all the Command forces aimed at defending Andaman & Nicobar Islands.  Accretional forces from the main land including fighters, Special Forces, Naval ships and heavy lift transport aircraft participated in the exercise.

Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX-17)

Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX-17)

The highlights of the exercise were fighter ops, 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.

Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX-17)

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