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About Paschim Lehar:

The exercise lasted 20 days and was designed to safeguard Western Naval Command's operating plans and improve inter-service collaboration among the Indian Navy, Indian Air Force (IAF), Indian Army, and Coast Guard.

  • The drill was conducted under the supervision of FOC-in-C, Western Naval Command.
  • The intra-theatre work involves the mobilization and participation of more than 40 ships and Indian Navy submarines.

Key Points:

  • In addition, the IAF deployed:
  • SU 30 MKI and Jaguar aircraft, 
  • Flight Refuelling Aircraft and AWACs,
  • the Indian Navy maritime reconnaissance aircraft P8i, 
  • Dorniers, 
  • IL 38 SD, 
  • Unmanned aerial systems; and 
  • striking MiG 29K aircraft. 
  • Various Indian Army components, including Air Defense batteries, were also constructed for service.
  • After a long gap, several OPVs, FPVs, and the Air Cushion Vessels of the Coast Guard also participated in the Paschim Lehar exercise.
  • A variety of weapon firings in the realistic scenario, with the assurance of operational equipment and functions under different settings, were undertaken during the exercise.

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