Indian Navy rig drills

The drill included anti-hijacking and bomb disposal exercise by slithering commandos on the oil rigs with choppers.

Navy conducts offshore joint drill to check readiness

Mumbai: The Navy conducted an offshore joint drill near Mumbai for better coordination among agencies to deal with contingencies. The drill included anti-hijacking and bomb disposal exercise by slithering commandos on the oil rigs with choppers. The air force, coast guard, customs, marine police, port trust and others participated in the drill.

The offshore drill codenamed “Prasthan” was conducted in the Offshore Development Area (ODA) off Mumbai under the aegis of Headquarters Western Naval Command. The exercise was conducted on the offshore platform, located about 50 nautical miles (nm) west of Mumbai.

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Source: asianage.com

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