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The day-long review of TROPEX 2019 was undertaken to examine the conduct of exercise and to assess operational readiness of the Indian Navy.
TROPEX - the largest maritime exercise of the Indian Navy- was conducted in the month of February in the Arabian Sea and North Indian Ocean.
Tropex 2014 also saw integration of new platforms like nuclear power submarine INS Chakra and the recently acquired long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft P8I .
"Availability of such a large number of combat ready assets in the theatre of operations for TROPEX allowed the Indian Navy to expeditiously respond to the developing situation in synergy with the other three services," the Navy said.
The exercise is a build-up towards the major theatre level tri-service exercise TROPEX [Theatre-level Readiness Operational Exercise] which Indian Navy conducts every two years.
"Theatre level operational readiness exercise 'Tropex' will begin from January and culminate in March, next year," he said.
Antony, who spent two days with the Indian Navy on Tuesday and Wednesday, was given a glimpse of the expansive scope and scale of the Indian Navy's annual Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX).
Kolkata, Feb 25 (ANI): Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma along with Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar embarked the aircraft carrier INS Viraat operating on the eastern seaboard to kick start the first phase of 'TROPEX 10'.