Abhyas drill: The Coast Guards of India and the United States participated Off the coast of Chennai in the massive Abhyas drill or the Abhyas joint drill. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Midgett’s four-day visit came to an end. The USCG ship and the Indian Coast Guard discussed best practices for search and rescue operations while they were in port.
Abhyas drill: Key Points
- The joint training exercises aimed to promote a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region and familiarise the coast guards of the two nations with one another’s capabilities.
- Fleet manoeuvres, which simulate the hijacking of a ship and subsequent rescue of its crew in a planned cooperative anti-piracy operation, are the show’s high points.
- The exercise’s other high points included the interception of a pirated ship, a well-organized combined boarding operation, a SAR demonstration, and external fire-fighting to save burning ships.
- The USCG ship engaged in professional exchanges with Indian Coast Guard counterparts during visit-board-search-seizure operations, cross-deck visits, and a pleasant volleyball match from September 16 to September 19.
Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:
- Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral R Hari Kumar
- Chief of Army Staff: General Manoj Mukund Naravane
- Chief of Air Staff: Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari