India and the United States are set to hold their first tri-services exercise codenamed Tiger Triumph at Visakhapatnam and Kakinada in November this year.
Navy Spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal said "India-US tri-services 'Exercise Tiger Triumph' is being organised under the aegis of the headquarters of the Integrated Defence Staff. It is scheduled at Visakhapatnam and Kakinada in November this year."
Final Planning Conference (FPC) for India-US Tri-Services Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) was completed at the Headquarters of Eastern Naval Command on September 20. The conference started on September 16 and it was attended by officials from the US Navy and the Marine Corps and representatives from the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. During the conference, participants had a discussion on the planning of the exercise and interactions on issues related to the conduct of the exercise. Both the teams from the US and India also visited the campsite at Kakinada and conducted table-top exercises as preparatory activities.
The US and India will be holding their first tri-service military exercise with 'Tiger Triumph'. The second such tri-service exercise was conducted by India was with Russia. American President Donald Trump has made the announcement in this regard on Sunday night in Houston during the Howdy, Modi! event highlighting the strong and growing bilateral defence ties between India and America. He also said that the two countries have conducted defence hardware trade around USD 18 billion over the last 10 years and many more defence deals were in the pipeline.
President Trump in his speech at the ‘Howdy Modi’ event said that the US and India will demonstrate dramatic progress of their defence relationship in November by holding the first-ever trilateral-service military exercise between our nations - 'Tiger Triumph'. "Prime Minister Modi and I have come to Houston to celebrate everything that defines the India-America relationship," Trump said. He described Modi as "a great man, a great leader, and my friend." The US president also praised the contributions of the Indian-Americans, saying they have enriched "our culture and uplifted our values. We are proud to have them as Americans."
(With ANI Inputs)