AMPHEX 2023: Largest Biennial Amphibious Exercise Of Tri-Services Begins In Kakinada
- The fifth submarine from the Kalvari class, called Vagir, will be put into service by the Indian Navy on Monday.
- The Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai, India, is building these submarines with help from the French Ms Naval Group.
From January 17 to 22, 2019, the Indian Army, Indian Air Force (IAF), and Indian Navy took part in AMPHEX 2023, the largest tri-services amphibious exercise that happens every two years. During the exercise, a lot of troops from the Indian Army, amphibious warships from the Indian Navy, and planes from the Indian Air Force (IAF) worked together on joint operations.
AMPHEX 2023 had complex activities in all domains that showed how well the three services were prepared and worked together to do the full range of amphibious operations.
The Indian Army has also gotten the Intellectual Property Right (IPR) for the design and camouflage pattern of its new Camouflage Pattern Dress. During Army Day, the Chief of Army Staff showed off the new, better combat uniform.
The design is owned by the Indian Army for 10 years, and they can get another five years if they want to. This has been done to stop people who aren’t allowed to from making and selling combat-style dresses on the open market. According to orders, these uniforms can only be sold in the Indian Army’s Unit Run Canteens. Due to the IPR, the Indian Army now has exclusive rights to the design and can file a lawsuit if the design is copied without permission or if it is copied without permission.
As part of the Puneet Sagar Abhiyaan, on the other hand, the Eastern Naval Command has set aside one day every month to clean up the rivers and lakes along the coast. On January 21, the Coastal Cleanup was held in different parts of Visakhapatnam and on Hope Island in Kakinada.
The goal of this activity is to make people more aware of how much plastic they use and how it affects the oceans, rivers, and other bodies of water. More than 500 people, including schoolchildren and people who live in the area, took part in clean-up drives. Officials from the Eastern Naval Command said that about 400 kg of non-biodegradable trash, like plastic bottles, wrappers, thermocol, and broken glass, was taken from these sites and thrown away safely.
The fifth submarine from the Kalvari class, called Vagir, will be put into service by the Indian Navy on Monday. The chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral R Hari Kumar, will be the most important person at the ceremony. The Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai, India, is building these submarines with help from the French Ms Naval Group.
Four submarines from the Kalvari class have already been launched, and on November 12, 2020, they will be given the name “Vagir.” In its new form, the submarine took the least time to build of any submarine made in India so far. It went out to sea for the first time in February 2022, which was the start of sea trials.
Before it was commissioned, it went through a series of thorough acceptance checks and demanding sea trials. Vagir will give the Navy more power to help India’s maritime interests. It can do a lot of different things, like anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, gathering intelligence, laying mines, and surveillance missions.