INS Tabar undertook a maritime partnership exercise at sea with the aircraft of the Spanish Navy on Thursday near Cape Trafalgar soon after crossing the Straits of Gibraltar. A Cessna Citation Maritime Patrol Aircraft and a Sea King (SH-3D) helicopter operating from Rota Naval Base of the Spanish Navy participated in the exercise. A wide range of operations like Air Defence, Air Picture Compilation, vertical replenishment and cross-deck operation were exercised by the ship. The exercise was mutually beneficial in enhancing interoperability and consolidating combined operations against maritime threats.
INS TABAR EXERCISES WITH ITALIAN NAVY OFF NAPLES, ITALY
As part of the ongoing deployment to the Mediterranean, INS Tabar entered the Port of Naples, Italy last week. The ship was accorded a warm welcome by the Italian Navy. During the stay in port, the Commanding Officer Captain Mahesh Mangipudi called on the senior officers of the Prefect of Naples Authority, the regional Italian Navy Headquarters, and the Coast Guard Headquarters at Naples.
On departure from port, the ship also undertook a Maritime Partnership Exercise with ITS Antonio Marceglia (F 597), a frontline frigate of the Italian Navy, on 4 and 5 July 2021 in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The exercise covered a wide range of naval operations including air defence procedures, replenishment at sea, communication drills and cross deck helo operations by day and night. The exercise culminated with a ‘Steam Past’ by the two ships, as per the naval custom.
INS TABAR VISITS ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT
Indian Navy’s frontline frigate, INS Tabar arrived at Alexandria on 27th June for two days as part of a goodwill visit. India and Egypt share warm bilateral relations and ships of the Indian Navy have frequently visited Alexandria port. Commanding Officer INS Tabar, Captain M Mahesh and his ship’s crew laid a wreath at Alexandria Naval Unknown Soldier Memorial. The Commanding Officer also called upon Rear Admiral Ayman al-Daly, Commander of Alexandria Naval Base.
On departure from port, INS Tabar undertook a maritime partnership exercise at sea with the Egyptian Navy Ship Toushka. The exercise included helo deck landing ops and underway replenishment drills. These evolutions at sea exemplified naval cooperation and interoperability between the Indian Navy and Egyptian Navy. The goodwill visit by INS Tabar aims to strengthen strong relations between the two sides and also explore newer avenues of bolstering the relationship.
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