Sunday, May 02, 2010

Indo-US Navy EOD Exercise "Spitting Cobra" Concluded Successfully

US Navy Statement: Exercise Spitting Cobra 2010 concluded successfully April 22 after two weeks of intense training and simulations between the U.S. and Indian Navy on Guam. During the exercise, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians from each country's Navy worked together and learned from one another.

In its seventh year, the annual joint exercise saw interaction between Sailors of EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 and members of the Indian Navy. The service members participated in a variety of training activities, including demolition exercises, helicopter operations and hostage threat simulations.

During a day of improvised explosives training April 21, EODMU 5 Sailors instructed Indian Sailors on the construction and effects of kicker charges, which utilize water to neutralize suspected hazardous devices and materials. EODMU 5 also taught their Indian counterparts the proper use of detonation cord, timed fuses and other explosive devices. The day ended with a show of explosive force, as EODMU 5 blew an automobile to smithereens using an improvised explosive device, an event that would not usually be seen outside of a war zone.

On the final day of hands-on training, an urban hostage situation was staged. Members of the Indian Navy boarded a helicopter, flew to the hostage site and rappelled from the chopper. Once at the hostage site, an Indian Navy EOD officer diffused a simulated bomb that was strapped to the chest of a hostage.

US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corwin Colbert

8 comments :

Vikrant said...

What the fark? The SDRE has such pathetic camo as compared to the strapping Amirkhan soldier. And look at those amazing sunglasses - far better to the SDRE glasses the Yindian is wearing. Afford better eye protection an everything. And don't even get me started on the silly hats! Why can't the dhoti-clad army get real combat caps like the Amirkhans, which don't restrict side and rear vision?

Stoopid stoopid Indian Army :( :( :(

Anonymous said...

seriously, are they holding some kind of fashion show or what?
Shiv how can you allow these idiots to comment?
next it'll be why they are so dark or why do they have mustache (one idiot already did!!)

BTW definitely goggles aren't standard equipment provided by navy, get you head out of you ass!!

Anonymous said...

The Indian Army has picked up numerous tips about tackling terrorists, pirates and guerrillas. US Marines have valuable experience gained from all habitats in these specific fields - and India is doing well for itself is absorbing this extremely cryptic knowledge.
It is interesting to see the two armies basking together under the sun.
However, one must caution with the morning news. USA has just assured Pakistan quite clearly that it will continue to provide aid to Pakistan in cash and military supplies of advanced conventional weapons. These guanrantees of unconditional support will meet all Pakistani concerns regarding Afghanistan and primarily India. It appears to be a strategic reversal to a more dangerous situation designed to sway India for further concessions whatever they may be.
India has absolutely no interest in militarily strengthening itself for a two front war which could potentially dismember it. It is precipitously close to being isolated due to its ceaseless chimerical pursuits.
The mantra we hear of growth is another self imposed delusion we are enduring while turmoil and turbulence rage about us.

Anonymous said...

Vikrant@6:19
Keep your 'Gay' fantasies to yourself or an appropriate forum.
This is a blog related to serious issues/matters related to Indian defence and national security.

Vikrant said...

Ah! Thank you for reminding me of the moustache! :)

Get rid of it! Makes the soldier look forty years old and all that!

Anonymous said...

To be honest, our soldiers look like portly 40 yrs old "unclejis". Whereas the US soldiers look young in their twenties and without any body fat. Seriously if this is the quality of our soldiers, we will be in big trouble if war breaks out.

Joy said...

A dhoti-clad army is better then your Paki salwar khameez army. Dont get into a fight wearing women's clothing. And a combat cap is better then the rags you put on your head.

Anonymous said...

@Joy
Pakis don't call Indians "dhotis". This term is used derogatorily by Nepalis to describe Indians.