INS Tarkash at Cadiz

August 19, 2019 – In continuation of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to Africa, Europe and Russia, Indian Naval Ship Tarkash made a port call at Cadiz, Spain today, on 19 Aug 19 for a three days visit. The port call by INS Tarkash at Cadiz is a demonstration of India’s warm ties with Spain and its commitment to enhance operational reach, maritime security and its solidarity with friendly nations. INS Tarkash had participated in bilateral exercise KONKAN-19 with Royal Navy ship HMS Defender prior entering Cadiz harbour. INS Tarkash…

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INS Tarkash Exercises With HMS Defender in English Channel

August 15, 2019 – HMS Defender joined forces with the Indian Navy as she knuckled down to her Asia-Pacific deployment… in the English Channel. The Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer met up with INS Tarkash in unseasonably bleak August weather off the South Coast for the two navies’ annual workout: Exercise Konkan. Konkan is a long-running exercise designed to test the ability of the two Commonwealth navies to operate side-by-side if it comes to the crunch. It typically takes place off the namesake stretch of coastline in India – running for…

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INS Tarkash Port Call at Helsinki

July 31, 2019 – In continuation of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to Europe and Africa, Indian Naval Ship Tarkash arrived at Helsinki, Finland, today, on 31 Jul 19 for a three day visit. The ship is part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet and is under the operational Command of Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, based at Mumbai. Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command also arrived in Helsinki on 30 Jul 19 and will lead the Indian delegation during the visit. INS Tarkash,…

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INS Tarkash Visits Sweden

July 19, 2019 – INS Tarkash, a frontline warship of the Indian Navy, made a port call at Karlskrona, Sweden today, on 19 July 2019. This marks the first visit of an Indian Naval Ship to Swedish shores after a gap of more than 15 years. During her three day visit, professional interactions, sports and social engagements are planned to further enhance and strengthen the maritime cooperation between the two countries while pursuing the common goal of safe and secure seas. The visit is part of Indian Navy’s mission of…

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INS Tarkash Visits Alexandria

June 28, 2019 – In a demonstration of India’s commitment to its ties with Egypt and of Indian Navy’s increasing footprint and operational reach, Indian Naval Ship Tarkash arrived at Alexandria on 28 June 2019 for a three day visit, as a part of Western Fleet Overseas Deployment program. During the visit of Tarkash, professional interactions are planned with the Egyptian Navy towards further enhancing co-operation between the two forces. In addition, calls on senior Government and military authorities, sporting, cultural interactions, exchange visit of ships personnel and sharing of…

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Indian and French Navies Conduct Bilateral Exercise Varuna 19.1

May 1, 2019 – The first part of the Indo-French joint naval exercise, Varuna 19.1 will be conducted off the Goa coast from 1st to 10th May 19. The upcoming 17th edition includes participation of the French Navy’s aircraft carrier FNS Charles de Gaulle, two destroyers, FNS Forbin and FNS Provence, the frigate FNS Latouche-Treville, the tanker FNS Marne and a nuclear submarine. From the Indian side, the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, destroyer INS Mumbai, the Teg-class frigate, INS Tarkash, the Shishumar- class submarine, INS Shankul, and the Deepak- class…

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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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Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Conducts PASSEX with Indian Navy

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducted a bilateral formation sail with the Indian Navy, March 25, upon their return to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO) as part of its regularly scheduled deployment. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), along with the guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Preble (DDG 88), conducted the formation sail with the Indian frigate INS Tarkash (F50). “It was a fantastic day at sea to work alongside the Indian Navy at the start of our 7th Fleet operations,”…

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Indian Navy Ships respond to Piracy Attack on Foreign Merchant Vessel in Gulf of Aden 

April 9, 2017 – A distress call was received from a foreign merchant vessel MV OS 35 (Tuvalu registered vessel), which was attacked and boarded by pirates in the Gulf of Aden late night on 08 April. Indian Navy ships Mumbai, Tarkash, Trishul and Aditya proceeding on deployment to the Mediterranean and passing through the Gulf of Aden, responded to the call and rapidly closed the merchant vessel by the early hours of 09 April. The Indian warships established contact with the Captain of the merchant vessel, who along with…

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