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In Pictures: Indian Navy conducts hostage rescue mock drill in Visakhapatnam

Indian Navy on Wednesday conducted a hostage rescue drill in Visakhapatnam. The exercise was held at a hotel to provide response in case of any emergency situation. The drill lasted for about four hours. The naval helicopter slithered down a team of Special Forces (MARCOS) from rooftop of the Hotel. Various other evacuation drills were also carried out. “Seaking 42C & special forces (MARCOS) conduct a hostage rescue mock drill at a hotel in Visakhapatnam (sic),” Indian Navy tweeted.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 May 2019, 08:06:50 AM
In Pictures: Indian Navy conducts hostage rescue mock drill in Visakhapatnam

In Pictures: Indian Navy conducts hostage rescue mock drill in Visakhapatnam

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Indian Navy on Wednesday conducted a hostage rescue drill in Visakhapatnam. The exercise was held at a hotel to provide response in case of any emergency situation. The drill lasted for about four hours. The naval helicopter slithered down a team of Special Forces (MARCOS) from rooftop of the Hotel. Various other evacuation drills were also carried out. “Seaking 42C & special forces (MARCOS) conduct a hostage rescue mock drill at a hotel in Visakhapatnam (sic),” Indian Navy tweeted.
In Pictures: Indian Navy conducts hostage rescue mock drill in Visakhapatnam

In Pictures: Indian Navy conducts hostage rescue mock drill in Visakhapatnam

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The Indian Navy traces its origins back to the East India Company's Marine which was founded in 1612 to protect British merchant shipping in the region.
In Pictures: Indian Navy conducts hostage rescue mock drill in Visakhapatnam

In Pictures: Indian Navy conducts hostage rescue mock drill in Visakhapatnam

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The Indian Navy has played an important role in maintaining peace for India on the maritime front, in spite of the state of foment in its neighbourhood.
In Pictures: Indian Navy conducts hostage rescue mock drill in Visakhapatnam

In Pictures: Indian Navy conducts hostage rescue mock drill in Visakhapatnam

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The Indian Navy was a part of the joint forces exercises, Operation Parakram, during the 2001–2002 India–Pakistan standoff. More than a dozen warships were deployed to the northern Arabian Sea.
In Pictures: Indian Navy conducts hostage rescue mock drill in Visakhapatnam

In Pictures: Indian Navy conducts hostage rescue mock drill in Visakhapatnam

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The navy plays an important role in providing humanitarian relief in times of natural disasters, including floods, cyclones and tsunamis.