Exercise 'Tropex-23’

  • 10 Mar 2023

The Indian Navy's biggest-ever biennial exercise, 'Tropex-23', has concluded after covering over 21 million square nautical miles across the Indian Ocean. It was set in the Indian Ocean including the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal.

  • The exercise involved 70 ships, six submarines, and more than 75 aircraft, and featured a series of complex drills and maneuvers to showcase the Navy's operational readiness.
  • The exercise, known as the 'Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise', aimed to ensure that the Navy is prepared to respond to any maritime security threat.
  • The overall exercise construct included coastal defence exercise Sea Vigil and the amphibious exercise AMPHEX.
  • This exercise also saw participation from the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force, and the Coast Guard.
  • It showcased the Indian Navy's capabilities in anti-submarine warfare, maritime security operations, and network-centric operations.
  • The exercise also provided an opportunity for the Navy to test and refine its tactics, techniques, and procedures.
  • The successful completion of 'Tropex' is a testament to the Indian Navy's commitment to safeguarding India's maritime interests and maintaining peace and stability in the region.

A nautical mile is a unit of measurement used in navigation and is defined as the distance that covers one minute of arc along a meridian of the Earth. It is approximately equal to 1.15 statute miles or 1.85 kilometers.