Exercise DANX-19

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News:Andaman and Nicobar Command(ANC) has conducted the second edition of Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands 2019(DANX-19).

Facts:

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.

Additional information:

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.