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MALABAR -2017 MALABAR UPDATE ON ACTIVITIES OF SEA – PHASE

MALABAR -2017 MALABAR UPDATE ON ACTIVITIES OF SEA – PHASE

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MALABAR UPDATE ON ACTIVITIES OF SEA – PHASE Chennai, 17th July 2017
The Indian Navy, Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force and US Navy commenced the sea phase of the multilateral naval exercise, MALABAR-17 in the Bay of Bengal. The exercise saw the ships of the three navies participating in the naval maneuvers at sea. The movement of ships swiftly and smartly, at close quarters, is as an essential aspect fleet work. The maneuvering was aimed at streamlining procedure in ship handling and communications.
 On 15th July, the exercise also saw cross deck flying operations, wherein helicopter from USS Shoup landed onboard INS Sahyadri and JN Sazanami. The helicopter from JN Sazanami undertook flying operations from INS Sahayadri and USS Shoup. The cross deck flying operations require a high degree of interoperability and knowledge of procedures of participating ships and helicopters.
 Despite the rough seas and challenging weather, the ships and aircraft of the three navies carried out their assigned tasks in a cohesive manner. An Indian Navy Seeking helicopter undertook transfer Japanese personnel’s to INS Vikramaditya as part of crew exchange programme during the exercise. It was followed by followed by flying operations undertaken by the helicopters of the US Navy Ships.
 On 16th July INS Jyoti, a tanker ship undertook Replenishment at Sea with US Navy Ship Shoup and Japanese Navy Ship Sazanami. During this operation, INS Jyoti passed the oil hoses to the US and Japanese Navies to exercise transfer of fuel.
 INS Vikramaditya, India’s aircraft carrier participating in the exercise launched MiG 29K fighter aircraft to undertake combat missions against the US Navy F-18 fighter aircraft launched from USS Nimitz, the USN aircraft carrier, for combined crew training. In addition to the combat operations, the fighter aircraft from both navies undertook composite formation flying, thereby demonstrating another step in the interoperability aimed through this exercise.

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Aircraft formation of three MiG 29K of IN & F 18 of USN overfly INS Vikramaditya and USS Nimitz.
 
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Seeking helicopter of IN being launched for transfer of JMSDF personnel to INS Vikramaditya.
 
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Eastern Fleet Support ship INS Jyotu undertaking Replacement at Sea Operations with JS Sazanami and USS_Shoup. Video clips attached.
 

JOINT EXERCISE MALABAR-2017 AT CHENNAI

JOINT EXERCISE MALABAR-2017 AT CHENNAI

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JOINT EXERCISE MALABAR-2017 AT CHENNAI

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Medical Evacuation Drills are in progress as part sea phase of Exercise Malabar 2017 in the Bay Of Bengal. Demonstartion iof a sailor with medical emergency from JS Japan ship Sazanami being evacuated by Chetak helicopter to INS Sahyadri. 

JOINT EXERCISE MALABAR – 2017 AT CHENNAI

JOINT EXERCISE MALABAR – 2017 AT CHENNAI

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JOINT EXERCISE MALABAR – 2017 AT CHENNAI

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 Professional interaction between operational teams of United State Navy (USN), Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) and Indian Navy at Chennai.  This exchanging practices prior to the sea phase.

JOINT EXERCISE MALABAR-2017 AT CHENNAI Video Link’s & Images

JOINT EXERCISE MALABAR-2017 AT CHENNAI Video Link’s & Images

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JOINT EXERCISE MALABAR-2017 AT CHENNAI Chennai, 15th  JULY 2017

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Malabar-17  Cross Deck Landing of Helicopters. Chetak of Indian Navy landing on JS Sazanami, USN Helicopter landing on INS Shivalik and SH60K helicopter of JMSDF land and take off from INS Sahyadri  during sea-phase of Exercise Malabar-17 in Bay of Bengal

 

JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE EXERCISE MALABAR – 2017

JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE EXERCISE MALABAR – 2017

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JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE EXERCISE MALABAR – 2017 

Chennai, 10th Jul 2017 

            Naval cooperation between India, US and Japan epitomises the strong and resilient relationship between the three democracies.  The MALABAR series of exercises, initiated in 1992 between the Indian and US Navies, have steadily grown in scope, complexity and participation into a multifaceted exercise with the participation of Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF).

            The 21st edition of the exercise, MALABAR 2017 will be conducted in the Bay of Bengal from 10 Jul 2017 to 17 Jul 2017.  The primary aim of this exercise is to increase interoperability amongst the three navies as well as develop common understanding and procedures for maritime security operations.  The scope of MALABAR – 2017 includes wide-ranging professional interactions during the Harbour Phase at Chennai from 10 Jul 2017 to 13 Jul 2017 and a diverse range of operational activities at sea during the Sea Phase from 14 Jul 2017 to 17 Jul 2017.  The thrust of exercise at sea this year would be on Aircraft Carrier operations, Air Defence, Anti-Submarine Werfare (ASW), Surface Warfare, Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBBS), Search and Rescue, Joint Manoeuvres and Tactical procedures, In addition, officials from the three countries will be flown onboard the ships at sea on 15 Jul 2017.  A media day would also be held on 17 Jul 2017.

            The Indian Navy will be represented by the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya with its air wing, guided missile destroyer Ranvir, indigenous stealth frigates Shivalik and Sahyadri, indigenous ASW corvette Kamorta, missile corvettes Kora and Kirpan, one Sindhughosh class submarine, fleet tanker INS Jyoti and Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft P8I.

            The US Navy will be represented by the ships from the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and other units from the US 7th Fleet.  The US Navy forces will include the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier Nimitz with its air wing.  Ticonderoga-class Cruiser Princeton, Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers Kidd, Howard and Shoup along with integral helicopters, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine and one long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft P8A.  The exercise will also witness a separate interaction between IN and USN Special Forces and Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams at the IN MARCOS training base INS Karna at Visakhapatnam.  The JMSDF will be represented by JS Izumo, a helicopter carrier with SH 60K helicopters and JS Sazanami, a missile destroyer with SH 60K integral helicopter.

            MALABAR – 2017 will be another milestone with participation of 16 ships, two submarines and more than 95 aircraft, towards strengthening mutual confidence and inter-operability as well as sharing of best practices between the Indian, Japanese and US Navies.  The exercise is a demonstration of the joint commitment of all three nations to address common maritime challenges across the spectrum of operations and will go a long way in enhancing maritime security in the Indo-pacific region, for the benefit of the global maritime community.    

 

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The Joint Press Conference and the inauguration of the 21st edition of the exercise, MALABAR 2017 held at INS JALASHWA, Chennai Port today (10th Jul 2017).  Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Indian Navy formally inaugurated the MALABAR Exercise 2017, Vice Admiral Hiroshi Yamamura, Vice Chief of Staff, Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), Rear Admiral William Byrne, Commander Carrier Strike Group 11 USN, Rear Admiral Alok Bhatnagar, Flag Officer TN & P Naval Area, Indian Navy and Rear Admiral Biswajit Das, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Indian Navy were participated.

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   The Joint Press Conference and the inauguration of the 21st edition of the exercise, MALABAR 2017 held at INS JALASHWA, Chennai Port today (10th Jul 2017).   Commanding Officers participated in the Inaugural function.  Commanding Officers of the Ships with Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral Hiroshi Yamamura, Vice Chief of Staff, Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), Rear Admiral William Byrne, Commander Carrier Strike Group 11 USN, Rear Admiral Alok Bhatnagar, Flag Officer TN & P Naval Area, Indian Navy and Rear Admiral Biswajit Das, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet.

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 The inauguration of the 21st edition of the exercise, MALABAR 2017 held at INS JALASHWA, Chennai Port today (10th Jul 2017).  Media personal visited the participating ships in the Malabar Exercise from Indian Navy, US and Japan Navy namely INS Shivalik, USS Princeton and JS Izumo. 

COMMISSIONING OF COAST GUARD INTERCEPTOR BOATS (IBs) C-431 & C-432

COMMISSIONING OF COAST GUARD INTERCEPTOR BOATS (IBs) C-431 & C-432

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COMMISSIONING OF COAST GUARD INTERCEPTOR BOATS (IBs) C-431 & C-432

 Chennai, 06th July 2017

 In an impressive ceremony, Coast Guard Interceptor Boats (IBs) C-431 and C-432 were commissioned by Lieutenant General Rajan Ravindran, Commandant, Officer’s Training Academy (OTA) Chennai today (06th July 2017).  Inspector General Rajan Bargotra, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) and other senior dignitaries from Defence, central and state government agencies were present.

The interceptor Boats have been designed and built indigenously by M/s L&T Ship Building, Kattupalli.  The boats had undergone extensive trials on the equipment and machineries fitted and on successful completion of trials, the boats were commissioned in ICG service.   The boats, which are part of the 36 IBs project contract signed between MoD and L&T shipyard on 19 Mar 2010, will be based at Chennai and Karaikal.  Their presence will further strengthen the coastal security mechanism along Tamil Nadu Coast.

These boasts would be utilized for day and night coastal patrol & surveillance, SAR, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, anti-terrorist, anti-smuggling operations and fisheries protection and monitoring.  The boats are equipped with state of the art sensors including sophisticated navigational and latest communication system and are capable of operating in tropical conditions with expected life span of more than 15 years.  These IBs can achieve speed in excess of 40 Knots.  Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest Lieutenant General Rajan Ravindran brought out that the Coast Guard is on the path of exponential expansion and such addition of assets will enhance the prowess and capability of the Indian Coast Guard.   

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  Commissioning ceremony of Indian Coast Guard Boats (IBs) C-431 and                  C-432  was held in a traditional Naval Ceremony at Chennai Port today (06th Jul 2017). 

 

 

 

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     An impressive Guard of Honour have given to Lieutenant General  Rajan Ravindran, Commandant, Officer’s Training Academy (OTA) Chennai during commissioning ceremony of Indian Coast Guard Boats (IBs) C-431 and C-432 was held at Chennai Port today (06th Jul 2017).

 

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  Lieutenant General Rajan Ravindran, Commandant, Officer’s Training Academy (OTA) Chennai commissioned the Indian Coast Guard Boats (IBs) C-431 and C-432 at Chennai Port today (06th Jul 2017).  Inspector General Rajan Bargotra, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) are also seen the photo.

 

 

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Inspector General Rajan Bargotra, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) presenting a memento to Lieutenant General Rajan Ravindran, Commandant, Officer’s Training Academy (OTA) Chennai during commissioning ceremony of Indian Coast Guard Boats (IBs) C-431 and C-432 was held at Chennai Port today (06th Jul 2017).

 

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     Lieutenant General Rajan Ravindran, Commandant, Officer’s Training Academy (OTA) Chennai, Inspector General Rajan Bargotra, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) with the Commanding Officer and Crews of the Indian Coast Guard Boats (IBs) C-431 and C-432  during the commissioning ceremony at Chennai Port today  (06th Jul 2017)

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GROUP CAPTAIN A HURTIS TOOK OVER COMMAND OF MECHANICAL TRANSPORT TRAINING INSTITUTE, AIR FORCE STATION, AVADI                         

A ceremonial Parade was held today (03rd Jul 2017) at Mechanical Transport Training Institute (MTTI), Air Force Avadi, Group Captain A Hurtis assumed the command of Mechanical Transport Training Institute, Air Force from Group Captain P V Pawar.

Group Captain A Hurtis was commissioned on 06 Oct 1992 in the Indian Air Force.  He completed BE Mechanical from Mangalore university in 1992 and Master of Science in Quality Management from BITS, Pilani in 2013. He has undergone Methods of Instruction Course, Quality Assurance (Aeronautical) Course, Technical Staff Officer’s course and Human Factor capsule. He is trained on Mig 23 BN and Mig 27 variants.

Prior to assuming the Command of Mechanical Transport Training Institute, Air force, he has held various appointments in operational units.

He is married to Mrs Mohini and is blessed with one daughter who is working in the corporate sector. 

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  Group Captain A Hurtis assumed new Command of Mechanical Transport Training Institute (MTTI), Air Force Avadi today (03rd Jul 2017).

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Group Captain A Hurtis (Right in the photo) assumed the Command of Mechanical Transport Training Institute (MTTI), Air Force Avadi from Group Captain P V Pawar (Left in the photo ) today (03rd Jul 2017).

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  Handing/Taking over Ceremony of Air Force Station Avadi conducted today (03rd Jul 2017).  Group Captain P V Pawar reviewing the farewell parade and given the farewell speech.

 

 

 

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  Handing/Taking over Ceremony of Air Force Station Avadi conducted today (03rd Jul 2017).  Group Captain P V Pawar reviewing the farewell parade.    Group Captain A Hurtis, new Command (MTTI) AF Avadi also seen in the photo.

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PARTICIPATION OF AFWWA (LOCAL) SANGINIS OF AIR FORCE STATION TAMBARAM IN PINKATHON, CHENNAI

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    Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) of Air Force Station Tambaram celebrated the strength and courage of such women at the Pinkathon, India’s Biggest Women’s Run, organised at Island Ground, Chennai today (02nd Jul 2017).

            Standing beside every soldier is an even stronger woman who understands and supports him like nobody else can.  Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) of Air Force Station Tambaram celebrated the strength and courage of such women at the Pinkathon, India’s Biggest Women’s Run, organised at Island Ground, Chennai today (02nd Jul 2017). The Association promotes the belief that a healthy family, a healthy nation and a healthy world all begin with empowered women. The Sanginis participated in the run with wholehearted spirit, underscoring the importance of an active lifestyle, which is a way of life in any military family.

 

 

 

 

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