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Andaman and Nicobar Command – All You Need To Know

 

Andaman and Nicobar Command is the only Tri-services command of the Indian Armed Forces. Its headquarters are located in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Union Territory. The Command was formed in the year 2001 aftermath of the Kargil War. Present Commander in Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command is Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, AVSM, VSM.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are very strategically located in the Bay of Bengal. Critical Shipping and Supply routes are Navigated from this Area. These groups of Islands are important for the Indian Armed Forces to keep an eye on the activities in the South China Sea. The Andaman and Nicobar Zone has greater significance on the trade and Economy of the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone.

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India, USA, Australia, and Japan have mutually agreed to the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. It is aimed to counter the risk posed to the trade routes and Security of Navigating ships. These Quad Nations regularly conduct the exercises such as Malabar Exercise to show a strong presence in the region.

In the 1960s, Fortress Andaman and Nicobar (FORTAN) was formed. In the coming years, the Indian Army and Indian Air Force units were based in Andaman and Nicobar. Finally, in the year 2001, Andaman and Nicobar Tri-Services Command was formed under the Vice Admiral (later Admiral) Arun Prakash, PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM, ADC.

Andaman and Nicobar Command

Bases of Andaman and Nicobar Command

1. INS Kohassa, Naval Air Station
2. INS Jarawa, Logistical and Administrative Unit
3. INS Utkrosh, Naval and Air Force Base
4. Car Nicobar AFS, Indian Air Force Base
5. INS Kardip, Logistical Support Unit
6. INS Baaz, Naval Air Station

Indian Army’s 108 Infantry Brigade, Indian Air Force’s 15 FBSU (Forward Base Support Unit), and 37 Air Wing compromising Dornier Do 228 and HAL Cheetak Aircraft are stationed at Andaman and Nicobar Command. Air Defence Systems of Indian Air Force compromising S-75 Dvina and S-125 Pechora are also stationed at Andaman and Nicobar.

Bases of Andaman and Nicobar Command
INS Baaz

Exercise Kavach is being conducted in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea under Andaman and Nicobar Command. All the Tri services assets of the Indian Armed Forces will be participating in the Kavach Exercise. In this exercise, the Indian Coast Guard is also participating with its assets. The exercise is scheduled to be conducted in the last week of January.

Exercise Kavach would involve the participation of the Indian Navy’s Amphibious Warships, Fleet Support Ships, Destroyers, Anti Submarine Warfare Corvettes, Landing ships. From Indian Air Force the Jaguar Maritime strike Aircraft and Transport Aircraft will be participating in the Exercise. Indian Army’s Armoured/Vehicles along with the Special Forces of all the Services will be participating in the Exercise.

 

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