US-Indian Naval Exercises Being Held In Goa
SAN DIEGO, CA (ANI) – The 7th edition of Exercise Sangam, a joint Naval Special Forces exercise between Indian Navy MARCOs and US Navy SEALs commenced in Goa on December 1.
Exercise Sangam was first conducted in 1994 and is an important military and diplomatic initiative between the two nations, reflective of the trust and friendship between them.
The Indian Defense Ministry in a statement said the present edition had personnel from SEAL Team Five based at San Diego and US and Indian Navy MARCOs from INS Abhimanyu together.
Whilst a joint exercise among US SEALs, MARCOs and other participating nations’ Naval Special Forces is held annually as part of Exercise Malabar, the Sangam series is a bilateral exercise purely between the US and Indian Special Forces.
The exercise is planned for a duration of three weeks wherein personnel will exercise and hone their skills in Maritime Interdiction Operations, Direct Action Missions, Combat Free Fall Jumps, Special Heliborne Operations, and various other evolutions, India said.