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India and UK Navies conduct ‘Exercise Konkan 2021’ in Portsmouth, UK

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INS Tabar participates in Exercise Konkan 2021‘Exercise Konkan- 2021’, a bilateral Naval Exercise held between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of Britain in Portsmouth, United Kingdom (UK).

  • Indian Naval Ship (INS Tabar), a Talwar class stealth frigate of Indian Navy and HMS Westminster of the Royal Navy undertook the exercise in non contact form due to Covid-19 pandemic.
  • It aims to enhance interoperability, synergy and cooperation between both the Navies.
  • The harbour phase of the Exercise includes professional interactions, sharing of best practices and harbour drills followed by sea based drills like anti-submarine procedures and others.
  • It also included cross deck helicopter operations, wherein choppers carried landing procedures.

Military Exercises with UK

i.Exercise Konkan:It is held annually since 2004 between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of Britain. The 2019 Edition was held on the English Channel, UK.

ii.Exercise Indradhanush: bilateral air exercise held between Indian AirForce and Royal Air Force, UK.

iii.Exercise Ajeya Warrior: Military exercise held between India and UK

INS Tabar

i.It is the 3rd ship of the Talwar class frigate of the Indian Navy. It is on a 4 month deployment (June to September 2021) across Africa and Europe

ii.During the deployment, INS Tabar will make several port visits, PASSEX and bilateral Exercises like Exercise Varuna with the French Navy and Exercise Indira with the Russian Navy.

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In July 2021, Indian Navy (IN) participated in a Bilateral Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with United Kingdom’s (UK) Royal Navy in Bay of Bengal. The Maritime Exercise aimed at sharpening the ability of two navies to operate together in the maritime domain.

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