Indian Navy concludes maritime partnership exercise with France

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INS Tabar

New Delhi: The two-day integrated maritime partnership exercise between the Indian Navy and French navy has concluded, the Ministry of Defence said today.

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tabar undertook a Maritime Partnership Exercise with French Navy warship FNS Aquitaine in the Bay of Biscay on July 15-16, the Ministry said in a statement.

A twin-engine helicopter (NH 90) from FNS Aquitaine and four Rafale fighter aircraft from French Navy participated in the exercise.

A wide range of operations like Anti – Submarine,  Surface Manoeuvers, Replenishment at Sea approach, Firing on target, Visit Board Search & Seizure (V BSS the ), Steam Past, Air Defence, Air Picture Compilation, Vertical Replenishment and crossdeck operations were exercised by the ships, the Ministry said.

The exercise was mutually beneficial in enhancing interoperability and towards consolidating combined operations against maritime threats, it said.