Transiting together for a week gave Sailors an opportunity to conduct various drills and a personnel exchange.
Indian and U.S. armed forces kicked off the inaugural tri-service exercise with the arrival of USS Germantown (LSD 42) in Visakhapatnam.
The Sailors and Marines are on the return leg of a deployment that most recently included conducting multiple exercises in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
The facility will provide storage of disaster relief materials and serve as a gathering and distribution point when needed.
The exercise brings teams from five countries together to practice contemporary mine warfare and dive salvage techniques and procedures.
The exercise provides the opportunity to practice and evaluate coordination procedures and enhance interoperability.
The multilateral exercise, sponsored by the Asian Pacific Submarine Conference, aims to to build regional trust and confidence in operating rescue systems.
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