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Indian Navy conducts “AMPHEX 2023” mega exercise in Andhra

Exercise AMPHEX 2023: Along with the Indian Army and Indian Air Force, the Indian Navy recently completed a six-day long massive military exercise near Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. The “largest” biennial tri-services amphibious exercise AMPHEX 2023 was conducted from January 17 to 22. The exercise is to review the preparedness of the Indian Navy and the Army during the war, national calamities and coastal security enforcement. The exercise is being held close to the Naval Enclave in Suryaraopeta village in the rural Mandal of Kakinada off the coast of Kakinada.

January 2023 Current Affairs Quiz

The exercise took place amid growing concerns over China’s increasing military forays into the Indian Ocean, a region considered as the backyard of the Indian Navy. The joint operations conducted during the exercise saw participation by a large number of troops from Indian Army, amphibious warships from Indian Navy and aircraft from the Indian Air Force.

About the Indian Navy

The Indian Armed Forces’ maritime division is known as the Indian Navy. The Indian Navy’s Supreme Commander is the country’s president. The navy is led by a four-star admiral named the Chief of Naval Staff. As a blue-water navy, it operates significantly in the Persian Gulf Region, the Horn of Africa, the Strait of Malacca, and routinely conducts anti-piracy operations and partners with other navies in the region. It also conducts routine two to three month-long deployments in the South and East China seas as well as the western Mediterranean sea simultaneously.

Interesting facts

  • The Maratha Emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle of the 17th century is considered as “Father of the Indian Navy”.
  • The role of the Indian Navy is to secure the marine edges of the country and update the worldwide relations of India through seaport visits, joint exercises, altruistic missions, upheaval help, etc. Its objective is also to improve the circumstance in the Indian Ocean Zone.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

    Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral R Hari Kumar;

    Indian Navy Founded: 26 January 1950;

    Indian Navy headquarters: New Delhi

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