Western Naval Command Conducts Exercise Paschim Lehar
A tri-Service Maritime Exercise, code named ‘Paschim Lehar’ commenced on the Western Seaboard on 12 February 2018. This exercise includes participation of a large number of ships, submarines and aircraft from the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy. In addition, units from Eastern Naval Command, Indian Army, Indian Air Force and the Indian Coast Guard are also participating to build inter-operability. Over 40 ships & submarines, similar number of maritime surveillance, fighter aircraft, helicopters and Remotely Piloted Aircraft of the Indian Navy and the IAF are participating. The Amphibious capabilities of the Armed Forces, along with the elements of Army Amphibious Brigade will also be deployed and tested for operational tasking during the exercise.
The exercise includes a number of weapon firings, including missile, gun and torpedo firings during the initial phase. The second phase is structured to validate and refine the operational plans of the Western Naval Command.