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INS Tabar Deployed To Participate In Joint Exercises With Friendly Navies In Africa And Europe

The Vessel Will Visit Many Ports In Africa And Europe Till September End, 2021

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Raju Vernekar
Raju Vernekar
Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile topics.

INDIA. Mumbai: Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tabar, which has commenced prolonged deployment will visit many  ports in Africa and Europe, as part of joint Naval exercises, till September end, 2021.

The vessel which commenced its prolonged deployment on June 13, to enhance military cooperation with friendly nations, will conduct professional, social, and sporting interactions. The ship will also participate in many joint exercises with friendly navies. These engagements are aimed to further strengthen maritime security in the region and to consolidate combined operations against maritime threats. The deployment will also see participation by the ship in the Russian Navy Day celebrations from July 22 to 27,2021, Defence Spokesman Commander Mehul Karnik said.

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During the deployment, Tabar will transit across the Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Suez Canal, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, and Baltic Sea while making port calls at Djibouti, Egypt, Italy, France, UK, Russia, Netherlands, Morocco, and Arctic Council countries like Sweden and Norway. In addition to PASSEX with host navies of countries being visited, the ship is also scheduled to participate in bilateral exercises like Ex Konkan with Royal Navy, Ex Varuna with French Navy and Ex Indra with Russian Federation Navy. 

During port visits, the ship is scheduled to participate in bilateral exercises like Ex Konkan with UK Royal Navy, Ex Varuna with French Navy, and Ex Indra with Russian Federation Navy, to strengthen military relations, develop interoperability, and project long-range sustenance.

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The ship will operate in conjunction with the friendly navies, to build military relations, develop interoperability, and project long-range sustenance. The Indian Navy undertakes regular overseas deployments particularly in the maritime areas of primary interest. These engagements are aimed to further strengthen maritime security in the region and to consolidate combined operations against maritime threats. These interactions will also offer an opportunity for navies to observe and imbibe the ‘Best Practices’ followed in each other’s Navy. 

INS Tabar is a Talwar-class stealth Frigate built for the Indian Navy in Russia. The ship is commanded by Captain M Mahesh and has a complement of 300 personnel. The ship is equipped with a versatile range of weapons and sensors and is among the earliest stealth frigates of the Indian Navy. The ship is part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet which is based at Mumbai under Western Naval Command.

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