EXERCISE POORVI LEHAR (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Security)

News-CRUX-10     22nd April 2024        
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Context: Indian Navy conducted Exercise Poorvi Lehar on the East Coast.

Exercise Poorvi Lehar

  • About: The Indian Navy conducted this exercise under the Operational Control of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.
  • Aim: The exercise was aimed at the validation of procedures towards assessing the Indian Navy's preparedness to meet maritime security challenges in the region.
  • Phases of the Exercise: The exercise was conducted in multiple phases, including combat training in a realistic scenario during the tactical phase and successful conduct of various firings during the weapon phase, towards reaffirming the Indian Navy's capability to deliver ordnance on target.
  • Continuous Maritime Domain Awareness: With operation of aircraft from diverse locations, a near continuous maritime domain awareness was maintained throughout the Area of operationst.
  • High Degree of Interoperability: In addition to the participation of assets from Eastern Naval Command, the exercise also witnessed participation of assets from IAF, Andaman and Nicobar Command, and Coast Guard indicating a very high degree of interoperability amongst the Services.
  • Lessons Learned: The exercise offered valuable lessons to participating forces operating under realistic conditions, thereby enhancing their readiness to respond effectively to maritime challenges in the region.

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