Indian Navy Participates In Maiden Trilateral Exercise With Mozambique And Tanzania

Current Affairs

  • The first edition of India-Mozambique-Tanzania Trilateral Exercise (IMT TRILAT), a joint maritime exercise among the Indian, Mozambique and Tanzanian navies commenced at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on 27 Oct 22. Indian Navy is represented by the guided missile frigate, INS Tarkash, a Chetak helicopter and MARCOS (Special Forces).
  • The exercise has three broad objectives: capability development to address common threats through training and sharing of best practices, enhancing interoperability, and strengthening maritime cooperation.
  • The exercise is scheduled over a three-day period from 27 to 29 Oct 22 and includes harbour and sea phases.
  • As part of the harbour phase, capability building activities such as VBSS, small arms training, joint diving operations, damage control and fire fighting drills and cross deck visits are scheduled.
  • The sea phase will witness boat operations, fleet manoeuvres, VBSS, helicopter operations, formation anchoring and EEZ patrols.
  • These exercises reflect India’s and Indian Navy’s commitment to enhancing maritime security and cooperation with maritime neighbours in IOR in accordance with SAGAR initiatives.
  • Small arms training, joint diving operations, damage control and fire fighting exercises, and cross-deck visits are scheduled in the capacity building activities.
  • The sea phase includes boat operations, fleet maneuvers, visit, board, search, and seizure operations, helicopter operations, small arms firing, formation anchoring, and EEZ patrols.

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