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    Soldiers of U.S. marine and U.S. navy conducted a joint exercise with Indian soldiers in the area of humanitarian assistance and disaster response. The joint exercise on Wednesday was held in Kakinada of East Godavari district. The exercise included staff-planning events as well as field training that simulates moving a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief force from ship to shore.

    Training like this builds the capacity of both the U.S. and Indian participants, while improving their ability to operate together. Speaking on the occasion Rear Admiral Suraj Berry, Eastern Fleet Commander, said “This exercise aimed at improving the capacity of both India and the United States to face the challenges of humanitarian crisis during natural calamities like cyclone.