TIGER TRIUMPH – 24 (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – IR)

News-CRUX-10     19th March 2024        

Context: Tiger Triumph – 24 exercise is slated to take place on the Eastern Seaboard from March 18th to March 31st, 2024.

Tiger Triumph – 24

  • About: It is a bilateral tri-Service Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise between India-USA.
  • India represented by: Indian Navy Ships with integral helicopters and landing crafts embarked, Indian Navy aircraft, Indian Army personnel and vehicles and Indian Air Force aircraft and helicopters along with the Rapid Action Medical Team (RAMT).
  • US represented by: US Navy Ships with embarked troops of the US Marine Corps and US Army.
  • Aim: The exercise is aimed at developing interoperability for conducting HADR operations and refine Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to enable rapid and smooth coordination between forces of both countries.
  • First tri-services exercise held: 2019.
  • Phases of Exercise:

oHarbour Phase: This phase involves Training Visits, Subject Matter Expert Exchanges, Sports Events, and Social Interactions among personnel from both navies.

oSea Phase: Participating ships, with embarked troops, will undertake Maritime, Amphibious, and HADR operations based on simulated scenarios.