Exercise Kavach concludes in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea under the aegis Andaman and Nicobar Command. All the Tri services assets of the Indian Armed Forces have participated in the Kavach Exercise. In this exercise, the Indian Coast Guard has also participated with its assets. The exercise was scheduled in the last week of January.
Exercise Kavach involved 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 have participated in the Exercise. Indian Army’s Armoured/Mechanised Vehicles along with the Special Forces of all the Services participated in the Exercise.
The Exercise was aimed to implement the synergized application of Maritime Surveillance Assets, Coordinated Air Strikes, Coastal Air Defence, Landing Operations, Submarine, and Anti Submarine Operations. At the same time, Joint Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) exercise involving various technical, Electronic, and Artificial Intelligence of all three Services were jointly conducted. It is mainly conducted to validate the capabilities of Intelligence gathering from space, air, land, and assets/sensors.
The Naval ships of Eastern Command have also participated in this exercise. This exercise portrayed the strong presence of the Indian Armed Forces as a Multi-Dimensional Force in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman Sea, and the Indian Ocean Region.