Mains Paper 3: Security | Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:
Prelims level: TROPEX
Mains level: Enhancing coastal security of India
- The Indian Navy will be conducting its flagship Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise, (TROPEX), from January end till early March next year.
- Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX) is an inter-service military exercise involving the participation of the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy and the Coast Guard.
- The exercise generally commences at the beginning of each year and lasts a month.
- It is generally carried out in three phases: independent workup phase, joint workup phase and tactical phase.
- The exercise is designed to test the combat readiness of the Indian naval units, as well as the Indian Air Force, Indian Army and the Indian Coast Guard.
- It also seeks to strengthen interoperability and joint operations in a complex environment.
Exercise Sea Vigil
- The Indian Navy will conduct a large-scale coastal defence exercise next month to test the robustness of the entire coastal security apparatus.
- It will involve all stake holders across mainland and Island territories, and will see the participation of all operational ships, submarines and aircraft as well as units of Indian coast guards, Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.