INS Kolkata & Shakti Undertake Group Sail with Naval Ships of Japan, Philippines and US

May 9, 2019 – IN Ships Kolkata and Shakti carried out Group Sail with naval ships of Japan, Philippines and the United States of America in the South China Sea from 03 May to 09 May 19. The six-day long Group Sail had participation of six combatants from the four participating countries and included the Guided Missile Destroyer INS Kolkata and Fleet Support Ship INS Shakti of India, Helicopter Carrier JMSDF Izumo and Guided Missile Destroyer JMSDF Murasame of Japan; Frigate BRP Andres Bonifacio of Philippines and Arleigh Burke Class…

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HMS Dragon Visits India for War Games

December 7, 2018 – Britain’s most advanced warship joined forces with her Indian counterpart when the two navies linked up in Goa. Fresh from a £90m drugs bust in the Indian Ocean, HMS Dragon met the pride of the Indian Navy, state-of-the-art destroyer Kolkata, for the annual workout testing the two Commonwealth maritime powers. Exercise Konkan takes its name from the stretch of coastline in western Indian which it typically takes place off (occasionally it’s staged in UK waters when Indian vessels visit Europe). Both Dragon and Kolkata are chiefly…

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HMS Dragon in India for Exercise KONKAN 18 at Goa

September 29, 2018 – Naval cooperation between India and the United Kingdom is based on the long term strategic relationship between both countries. Both Navies have, over the years, undertaken bilateral activities such as training exchanges and technical cooperation. The Bilateral KONKAN exercise provides a platform for the two Navies to periodically exercise at sea and in harbor, so as to build interoperability and share best practices. The KONKAN series of exercises commenced in 2004, and since then has grown in scale. KONKAN-2018 will be conducted from 28 Nov to…

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IBSAMAR-VI kicks off at Simon’s Town

October 2, 2018 – The sixth edition of IBSAMAR, a joint Multi – National Maritime Exercise between the Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies, is being held at Simons Town, South Africa from 01 – 13 Oct 18. The last edition of IBSAMAR (IBSAMAR V) was conducted off Goa, from 19 – 26 Feb 16. The aim of the exercise is to undertake collective training for participating navies, building interoperability and mutual understanding as well as sharing of best practices. The Indian Navy is represented in IBSAMAR VI by Guided…

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Indian Navy’s Search and Rescue Operations

Even as Indian Navy’s search and rescue(SAR) operations are in full swing for the fifth day on 04 Dec 17, the Navy Day, over Southeast Arabian Sea and L& M islands in the aftermath of Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’. Eight naval ships, including frontline ships from Western Naval Command INS Chennai, Kolkata and Trikand, were deployed for rendering assistance to the affected islands. In addition, all aircraft at the disposal of Southern Naval Command, including long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft P8I of Eastern Naval Command, were deployed throughout the…

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