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INS Tabar deployed for naval exercises in Africa, Europe

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INS Tabar

INS Tabar was recently deployed to participate in joint exercises with friendly navies in Europe and Africa.

Highlights:

It will visit a number of ports in Africa and Europe till the September end, 2021.

It will also participate in a number of joint exercises with friendly navies.

Key Details:

  • The ship 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.
  • 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.
  • The deployment will also see participation by the ship in the Russian Navy Day celebrations from July 22 to 27.

Aim:

  • These engagements are aimed at further strengthening maritime security in the region and consolidating combined operations against maritime threats.

About INS Tabar:

  • The Indian Navy’s Talwar-class stealth frigate, INS Tabar, was built in Russia for the Indian Navy.
  • The ship, which is one of the Indian Navy’s first stealth frigates, is outfitted with a diverse array of weapons and sensors.
  • The ship is part of the Western Fleet of the Indian Navy, which is stationed in Mumbai and is part of the Western Naval Command.

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