From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : Ex. Tiger Triumph
Mains level : India-US defence cooperation
- The first-ever tri-services India-U.S.A. amphibious exercise titled ‘Tiger Triumph’ is scheduled to be conducted in this week.
Ex. Tiger Triumph
- The exercise will be conducted off Visakhapatnam and Kakinada coasts.
- This exercise will include events and field training that simulate moving humanitarian assistance and disaster relief force from ship to shore.
- It is aimed at building the capacity of both the Indian and U.S. participants and improving their ability to operate together.
- Around 1,200 Indian soldiers, sailors, and airmen, and 500 U.S. Marines, sailors and airmen will participate in the nine-day exercise which envisages the U.S. and Indian forces establishing professional relationships.
- The exercise focuses on counter-terrorism operations.