U.S., India launch Train Tiger TRIUMPH 2024 > United States Navy > News Tales

That is the third time U.S. and Indian forces have come collectively for Tiger TRIUMPH, which stands for Tri-Providers India U.S. Amphibious Train. The mixed train will happen March 18-31 close to Visakhapatnam and Kakinada, India.

The opening ceremony was held aboard Austin-class amphibious transport dock INS Jalashwa (L41), the previous USS Trenton, the place key leaders held a press convention with media to debate the significance of Train Tiger TRIUMPH.

“In the beginning, our message is to at least one one other that we’re shut mates that assume alike, that really feel alike; now the query is can we transfer alike,” stated U.S. Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti throughout the press convention. “Can we combine two totally different, nice militaries to seamlessly, in occasions of emergency, act hand in hand, be a part of palms collectively and I feel that has deepened since 2019.”

This yr’s train will give attention to advancing large-scale joint and mixed interoperability for humanitarian help and catastrophe aid (HADR) operations, in addition to work by means of commonplace working procedures (SOP) between the mixed and joint forces. The train is scheduled to incorporate a harbor section adopted by a sea section the place U.S. and Indian forces will apply mixed operational maneuver, command and management, and joint sustainment operations. Service members will even take part in cultural and athletic occasions.

“Tiger TRIUMPH offers a chance for mixed and joint U.S. and Indian forces to deepen our partnership and interoperability to work collectively within the area,” stated Rear Adm. Joaquin Martinez, commander of the U.S. Joint Drive for Tiger TRIUMPH. “That is the biggest and most advanced Tiger TRIUMPH, and I couldn’t be extra excited for the chance to work with our Indian companions as we proceed to construct on our relationship in an effort to preserve a free and open Indo-Pacific.”

Somerset consists of embarked components of the fifteenth Marine Expeditionary Unit and is joined by a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance plane from Patrol Squadron (VP) 47. Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) will even take part within the train, together with U.S. Army and Air Drive belongings.

Indian forces embrace ships, plane and personnel for the train.

“The command train right here between the Indian Navy and the U.S. Navy goals to standardize the efforts of each navies in figuring out the SOPs and share their practices amongst them,” stated Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Jap Naval Command Vice Adm. Rajesh Pendharkar throughout the opening ceremony press convention.  “We get to study from one another, as to why they’re doing and what they’re doing and the way we are able to incorporate what they do nicely into our personal procedures and due to this fact have that collective and higher and synergized response to any scenario like this.”

Somerset and Halsey are underway conducting routine operations in assist of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

The “Golden Swordsmen” of VP-47, stationed in Whidbey Island, Washington, are at the moment deployed to Misawa Air Base in Aomori, Japan, as a part of Commander Process Drive 72.

All through the deployment, they are going to be conducting maritime patrol and reconnaissance and theater outreach operations throughout the seventh Fleet space of operations.

U.S. seventh Fleet conducts forward-deployed naval operations in assist of U.S. nationwide pursuits within the Indo-Pacific space of operations. Because the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet, seventh Fleet employs 50 to 70 ships and submarines throughout the Western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. seventh Fleet routinely interacts and operates with allies and companions in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific area.