News:Andaman and Nicobar Command(ANC) has conducted the second edition of Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands 2019(DANX-19).
About Exercise DANX:
- The DANX is a joint services exercise conducted by the ANC (Andaman and Nicobar Command).The exercise was conducted for the first time in 2017.
- The main objective of the exercise is to practice and validate procedures and drills of all Command forces aimed at defending strategic Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
- Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and special forces from newly formed Armed Forces Special Operations Division (AFSOD) participated in this exercise.
About Andaman and Nicobar Command(ANC):
- Andaman and Nicobar Command was created in 2001.
- It is the first and only tri-service command of the Indian Armed Forces based at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- It was created to safeguard India’s interests in the Strait of Malacca and in Southeast Asia.
- The ANC provides logistics and administrative support to Indian ships that are deployed in East Asia and Pacific Ocean.
About Armed forces Special Operations Division(AFSOD):
- The Armed Forces Special Operations Division(AFSOD) is a tri-services division which is tasked to carry out Special operations.
- The division will have commandos from all three services of the Indian Armed Forces and it will function under the Integrated Defence Staff.