Rear Admiral Richard Landolt, commander of the US Navy's Task Force 76, tours INS Jalashwa - formerly USS Trenton - with Rear Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet and Captain B.S. Ahluwalia, the commanding officer of INS Jalashwa. Rear Admiral Landolt visited the ship on 05 September 2008 during Exercise Habu Nag in Visakhapatnam, India. Exercise Habu Nag is an annual, bilateral, tabletop exercise which focuses on building skill sets to enable American and Indian interoperability on humanitarian aid and disaster response operations. Ex Habu Nag '08, held from 1-14 September 2008, was the third such exercise conducted and was built on the knowledge gained in the previous two exercises. The focus of Ex Habu Nag '08 was to develop contingency plans using the Rapid Response Planning Process also known as R2P2. Participants developed contingency plans based on different scenarios and conditions, the forces may find in a real-world relief effort.
Image Courtesy - Lieutenant Denver Applehans, US Navy