Various Security Forces and Agencies and Their Mandate



The three wings of the Indian armed forces will be holding a massive joint military exercise ‘ExcerciseKavach’.

About Exercise Kavach:

  • The exercise would involve participation of Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.
  • It will be conducted under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), which is the only Joint Forces Command of the country.
  • The joint military exercise will enhance the fine-tune joint war-fighting capabilities of the tri-services and SOPs towards enhancing operational synergy.
  • During the exercise, the Army’s Amphibious Brigade, Special Forces of Navy, Armour/Mechanised components, naval ships comprising destroyers, ASW Corvettes and Landing Ships with ship-borne helicopters will be deployed.
  • The IAF will display its firepower with Jaguar Maritime Strike and transport aircraft.
  • The Indian Coast Guard will also be included in the large scale joint military exercise.
  • The tri-services exercise involves synergised application of maritime surveillance assets, coordinated air and maritime strikes, air defence, submarine and landing operations.
  • During the exercise, Army, Navy and Air Force would execute multi-domain, high-intensity offensive and defensive manoeuvres in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal and carry out amphibious landing operations, air landed operation, helicopters-borne insertion of Special Forces from sea culminating in tactical follow-on operations on land.


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