Paschim Lehar (XPL-2022)


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    • A joint maritime exercise Paschim Lehar (XPL-2022) conducted by the Indian Navy off the West Coast was concluded.


    • The exercise was conducted: over a duration of 20 days with an objective to validate operational plans of the Western Naval Command and enhance Inter-Service synergy among the Indian Navy, IAF, Indian Army and Coast Guard.
    • The exercise was conducted under the aegis of: FOC-in-C, Western Naval Command.
    • The intra-theatre exercise included: mobilization and participation of over 40 ships and submarines of the Indian Navy.
    • IAF deployed: SU 30 MKI & Jaguar maritime strike aircraft, Flight Refueling Aircraft and AWACs
    • Indian Navy’s: maritime reconnaissance aircraft P8i, Dorniers, IL 38 SD, unmanned aerial systems and MiG 29K strike aircraft.
    • Significance: The exercise provided all participating forces an opportunity to operate together under realistic conditions, in responding to contemporary maritime challenges, across the areas of the Command’s responsibility.

    Source: PIB