Under the operational direction of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command, the Indian Navy carried out Exercise Poorvi Lehar on the East Coast. The objective of the exercise was to validate the protocols for evaluating the Indian Navy’s readiness to handle challenges related to maritime security in the area.

Ships, submarines, aircraft, and special forces participated in the drill. XPOL was carried out in phases, with the Tactical Phase involving combat training in a realistic scenario and the Weapon Phase involving the effective execution of numerous firings to reaffirm the Indian Navy’s capacity to deliver ordnance on target.

Throughout the Area of Operations, a nearly constant Maritime Domain Awareness was maintained by the employment of aircraft from various sites. Assets from the Coast Guard, IAF, and Andaman & Nicobar Command, in addition to those from Eastern Naval Command, participated in the exercise, demonstrating the high level of interoperability amongst the Services.

The Exercise improved participant forces’ readiness to respond to maritime threats in the region by providing them with vital lessons learned in realistic operating settings. The successful conclusion of XPOL 2024 serves as a reminder of the Indian Navy’s determination to tackle the escalating security obstacles in the maritime sphere.