INS Trikand to participating in IN – EUNAVFOR : Indian Navy and European Naval force hold first joint military exercise
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Indian Naval ship Trikand, a mission deployed for Anti Piracy Operations is participating in the maiden IN – EUNAVFOR joint Naval Exercise in the Gulf of Aden.
A total of five warships from four navies are participating in the two day exercise which commenced on 18 June 2021.
The other countries participating in the exercise are: Italy, Spain and France.
The EUNAVFOR and the Indian Navy converged on multiple issues, including counter-piracy operations and protection of vessels deployed under the charter of World Food Programme.
The two sides also have regular interaction through SHADE (Shared Awareness and De-confliction) meetings held annually in Bahrain. “This engagement underscores the shared values as partner navies, in ensuring freedom of seas and commitment to an open, inclusive and a rules-based international order.
Thejoint exercise will see “high tempo-naval operations at sea, including advanced air defence and anti-submarine exercises, cross deck helicopter operations, tactical manoeuvres, boarding operations, underway replenishment, Search & Rescue, Man Overboard drills, and other maritime security operations.
INS Trikand :
INS Trikand (F51) is a Talwar-class frigate of the Indian Navy.
She is the third and final ship of the second batch of Talwar-class frigates ordered by the Indian Navy.
She was built by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia.
She was commissioned to Indian Navy service on 29 June 2013.