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Navy’s largest troop carrier conducts drills off North Gujarat coast

India’s Navy’s largest troop carrier INS Jalashwa carried out joint amphibious drills in the Gulf of Kutch off the coast of Northern Gujarat involving Air Force and Indian Army.

 

INS Jalashwa is the only Indian Naval ship to be acquired from the United States. It is based in Visakhapatnam under the Eastern Naval Command.

 

The patrolling drill commenced in the northern Bay of Bengal and would continue between May 22 and 23.

 

Indian Navy's indigenous warships, INSKora and INSSumedha along with Bangladesh Navy's warships BNS Ali Haider and BNS Abu Ubaidah would touch the waters during patrolling.

 

Maritime Patrol Aircraft of both navies will also undertake joint patrol along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) during CORPAT.

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