CTF 150 Undertakes Focuses Operation Sea Watch

As the south western monsoon in the Indian Ocean recedes and the summer sea swell conditions abate, experience suggests that the seasonal potential for narcotics trafficking in the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF’s) area of operations can typically be expected to increase. The responsibilities of warships and maritime patrol aircraft flying in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 surveillance operations are specifically targeted on preventing narcotics smuggling, a prime source of funding for terrorist groups in the region. CMF’s efforts continue to be concentrated towards disrupting all illicit cargoes (including…

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New Mission-Based Deployment concept to result in greater presence and visibility in IOR

The four-day Naval Commanders’ Conference concluded on 27 Oct 17 where the senior leadership of Navy reviewed major operations, training and administrative activities undertaken in the last six months. During the Conference, the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri addressed and interacted with the Naval Commanders, which was also attended by senior MoD officials. The Hon’ble RM reviewed the combat readiness of the Navy, pace of modernisation and progress of various acquisition and infrastructure related cases. She complimented the IN for maintaining a high operational tempo, ensuring the maritime security of the country…

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FS Auvergne Embarks on First Deployment

Google Translation 18 August 2017, a little more than a year after the formation of the first crew of Auvergne , the latest of the multi-mission frigates set sail for its first operational deployment, which will lead it to the Indian Ocean for a little more than four months. This deployment is part of the verification of the unit’s military capabilities before being admitted to active service in an area where there are opportunities for operational interaction with riparian countries and our allies present in theater. For this deployment, the…

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INS Shardul on Joint Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Surveillance in South India Ocean

April 5, 2017 – In keeping with India’s national objective of ensuring a secure and stable regional environment to allow unhindered economic and social development, not just in India, but also in the Indian Ocean Region, Indian Naval Ship Shardul is on a two month long deployment in the South Indian Ocean with an aim to provide surveillance support in the region. The warship during the initial phase of deployment carried out joint EEZ surveillance of Mauritius from 08 – 26 Mar 17 in close coordination with National Coast Guard,…

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