Exercise Tiger Triumph – 24

  • The third edition of the bilateral tri-service ‘Exercise Tiger Triumph- 24’ between India and the US will take place on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States from March 18 to March 31. 

Exercise Tiger Triumph-24

  • The primary aim of this exercise is to enhance interoperability between the Indian Navy and the US military for conducting Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations.
  • It has been held since 2019. The second edition was held in 2022.
  • The exercise focuses on improving Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to allow for swift and seamless coordination between the military of both countries during HADR operations.
  • Participants include the Indian Navy, Army, Air Force, and RAMT.
  • US Military: US Navy ships carrying personnel from the US Marine Corps and Army.
  • Following the harbour phase, Indian and US naval assets, as well as personnel and equipment, are sent to the sea.

All major defence exercises between India and the United States

  • Yudh Abhyas is an annual bilateral exercise between the Indian and US armies. It aims to improve interoperability and cooperation in counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations.
  • Malabar drill: This is a trilateral naval drill between the United States, India, and Japan. The goal is to promote cooperation in maritime security, anti-submarine warfare, and disaster relief.
  • Cope India is an air force exercise involving the Indian Air Force and the United States Air Force. It aims to improve interoperability and cooperation in air combat tactics, techniques, and procedures.
  • Vajra Prahar is a bilateral Special Forces exercise between the Indian and US armies. It specialises in counterterrorism operations, hostage rescue, and other special operations.
  • Red Flag Exercise: While not a bilateral exercise between India and the United States, the Red Flag Exercise, held by the United States Air Force at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, frequently features participation from the Indian Air Force. This drill emphasises advanced aerial combat training and tactics.

Significance of the Exercise

  • The exercise aims to deepen strategic relationship and cooperation between India and the US.
  • Preparedness: Both countries want to improve their preparation and capacities for responding to humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters effectively.
  • Cooperation: The drill demonstrates India and the United States’ commitment to international peace and security by partnering on humanitarian operations.

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