Indian Navy on 27 February 2015 concluded its Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX)-2015. The event encompassed all dimensions of maritime warfare.
TROPEX-2015 was a month long exercise aimed at validating the Indian Navy’s Concept of Operations and the area of operations spanned across the Arabian Sea and Northern Indian Ocean.
Key facts about TROPEX-2015
• In TROPEX-2015, around 50 ships and submarines participated along with 70 aircrafts from the three Naval Commands.
• It saw the participation of units from the India Air Force and the Indian Coast Guard.
• Indian Navy deployed two Carrier Task Forces simultaneously at sea.
• It saw participation of both INS Viraat and INS Vikramaditya with their integral flights in an operational scenario.
• It witnessed extensive deployment of the nuclear submarine INS Chakra, the recently inducted P8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft.
• Recently commissioned guided missile destroyer Kolkata and Anti-Submarine Warfare corvette Kamorta also took part in it.
• TROPEX-15 provided a reinforce platform for Indian Navy’s offensive capabilities across all dimensions. It included Network Centric Operations (NCO) by using satellite Rukmani.
• The exercise also reinforced the Navy's ability to serve in different roles with relative ease, when it exercised a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) mission.
When: 27 February 2015