Ex AMPHEX 2023: AMPHEX 2023 is India’s Tri-services Amphibious Exercise conducted bi-annually among all the three forces/services.
Exercise AMPHEX 2023 is also important for UPSC Prelims 2023 Exam and UPSC Mains Exam (GS Paper 3- India’s Security Concerns and Indian Security Agencies).
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Ex AMPHEX 2023 in News
- Recently, the biennial Tri-Services Amphibious Exercise, AMPHEX 2023 was conducted at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh from 17 to 22 January 23.
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Exercise AMPHEX 2023
- About: AMPHEX 2023 exercise is India’s largest Tri-services Amphibious Exercise conducted among all the three forces/services.
- Ministry: AMPHEX exercise conducted bi-annually under the overall supervision and guidance of Ministry of Defence.
- Objective: AMPHEX is aimed at joint training of elements of all three services in various facets of amphibious operations to enhance interoperability and synergy.
- Venue: AMPHEX 2023 is being conducted for the first time at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
Ex AMPHEX 2023 Participation
- The participating forces undertook complex exercises in all domains of amphibious operations over five days.
- The exercise culminated in a successful Amphibious Assault which was reviewed by Vice Adm Sanjay Vatsayan, AVSM, NM, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, in the presence of Force Commanders of the Indian Navy and Indian Army.
- Indian Navy: The exercise witnessed the participation of a number of amphibious ships consisting of Large Platform Dock (LPD), Landing Ships and Landing Crafts, Marine Commandos (MARCOS), helicopters and aircraft from the Indian Navy.
- Indian Army: It participated in the exercise with over 900 troops which included Special Forces, Artillery and Armoured vehicles.
- Jaguar fighters and C 130 aircraft from the IAF also participated in the exercise.
AMPHEX 2023 Significance
- AMPHEX 23 is the first time that the exercise was undertaken at Kakinada, and was the largest ever AMPHEX conducted till date.
- AMPHEX 2023 successfully demonstrated the amphibious capabilities and validated the excellent coordination that exists between the three Services to undertake the full spectrum of amphibious operations.
AMPHEX 2023 FAQs
1. Where is the AMPHEX 2023 being conducted?
Ans. AMPHEX 2023 is being conducted for the first time at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
2. What is AMPHEX 2023?
Ans. AMPHEX 2023 exercise is India’s largest Tri-services Amphibious Exercise conducted among all the three forces/services.
3. What is the objective of AMPHEX Exercise 2023?
Ans. AMPHEX 2023 is aimed at joint training of elements of all three services in various facets of amphibious operations to enhance interoperability and synergy.
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