Exercise SALVEX: Indian, US navies conduct joint ordnance-disposal drill at Kochi

Team India Sentinels Thursday 6th of July 2023 05:46 AM

New Delhi: Indian and the United States’ navies conducted their seventh edition Salvage and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) exercise, SALVEX from June 26 June to July 6 at Kochi in Kerala. The two navies have been participating in joint Salvage and EOD exercises since 2005.

The exercise saw participation INS Nireekshak from Indian Navy and from the US Navy USNS Salvor. Besides, specialist diving and EOD teams also participated in the exercise.


Spanning over 10 days, the Diving teams of both the countries shared experiences on maritime salvage and trained together in various facets of EOD Operations on land as well at sea.
SALVEX also saw conduct of joint training exercises towards enhancing interoperability, cohesiveness and gaining from best practices mutually in maritime salvage and EOD operations.
The constructive engagements on operational terms enhanced the skill-sets of the diving teams in a number of diverse disciplines such as mine detection and neutralisation, wreck location and salvage.

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