Joint Spe­cial Forces Train­ing Camp at An­daman and Ni­co­bar Is­lands


The Joint Spe­cial Forces Train­ing Camp was con­ducted from Novem­ber 4 to 22, 2017, at the An­daman and Ni­co­bar Is­lands in­volv­ing 60 Spe­cial Forces per­son­nel from the three Ser­vices. The sup­port­ing as­sets in­cluded C-17, C-130 AN-32 and Dornier air­craft, Sea King and MI-17 V5 he­li­copters and am­phibi­ous ships. The fi­nal tac­ti­cal ex­er­cise was dove­tailed into DANX ex­er­cise of the three Ser­vices, which was also con­ducted the same time pe­riod.

Var­i­ous Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions train­ing events were car­ried out dur­ing the ex­er­cise in­clud­ing Spe­cial Heli­borne Op­er­a­tions, re­flex fir­ing drills, sur­vival train­ing and anti-ter­ror­ist op­er­a­tions. The high­light of the ex­er­cise was the air­borne in­ser­tion of Ma­rine Com­man­does at sea in tan­dem with Com­bat Ex­pend­able Plat­form drops with in­flat­able Gemini craft from C-130 air­craft at night along with Com­bat Free Fall and Spe­cial Heli-borne Op­er­a­tions by the Spe­cial Forces per­son­nel.

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