Armed forces release joint amphibious warfare doctrine

Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sureesh Mehta released the "Joint Doctrine for Amphibious Operations" in New Delhi today. The doctrine is meant to serve as a guideline on how Armed Forces intend to plan and conduct these operations and achieve full synergistic effect of joint combat power.

It lays down the commonality between the three services, for the smooth conduct of amphibious operations. The Joint Doctrine had been under preparation since 2004. Lessons learnt during the joint amphibious exercises, conducted since 2004, have been incorporated in the Doctrine. Chief of Army Staff General Deepak Kapoor, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal FH Major, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff Lt Gen HS Lidder and other senior officials of the three forces were also present on the occasion.

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