Russian Pacific Fleet Ships Visit Cochin

A detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) as part of the Guards Order of Nakhimov missile cruiser “Varyag” and a large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Tributs” made a planned call at the port of Cochin (Republic of India). For the period of entry in the waters of the Indian port, it is planned to conduct a joint Russian-Indian…

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Maiden Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) Focused Operation

Maiden ‘Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) Focused Operation’ is being conducted between the lead Maritime Security Agencies of India, Maldives and Sri Lanka on 27 and 28 November 2021. Ships and aircraft of Indian Navy (IN), Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) and Sri Lankan Navy (SLN) are participating and operating over a vast area in the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of…

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French Air Defense Destroyer Chevalier Paul Calls at Mumbai

Chevalier Paul, a Horizon-class air defense destroyer is currently deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of France’s permanent military presence in the region. As part of this deployment, it is making a port call at Mumbai on November 18-19, and later at Kochi, marking Indo-French naval cooperation and the central role that India plays in France’s naval presence and…

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ATF-65 Janequeo Received Combat Flag

On Friday, October 29, aboard the tugboat ATF-65 “Janequeo”, the ceremony of delivery of the combat flag of the ship was held, which was donated jointly by the Association of Navy Officers in Retiro (ASOFAR AG) and by the 1973 Generation of Navy Officers. The ceremony was presided over by the Commander in Chief of the Navy, Admiral Juan Andrés…

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Australia, India, Japan, and U.S. Kick-off Phase II: MALABAR 2021

Maritime forces from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States began Phase II of Exercise MALABAR 2021 in the Bay of Bengal, October 11. The U.S. Navy hosted this year’s annual maritime exercise which includes a variety of high-end tactical training, including specific interactions that are designed to enhance interoperability between the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Indian Navy (IN), Japan…

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Australia, India, Japan, & US Begin Exercise MALABAR 2021

Maritime forces from Australia, Japan, India, and the United States began phase 1 of cooperative maritime exercise MALABAR 2021 in the Philippine Sea, August 26. MALABAR is an annual maritime exercise that enhances planning, training, and employment of advanced warfare tactics between the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Indian Navy (IN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and U.S. Navy which demonstrates…

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INS Talwar Trains With Kenyan Navy

Post conclusion of exercise Cutlass Express INS Talwar undertook a Maritime Partnership Exercise with a Kenya Navy OPV Shujaa August 7th. Basic maneuvering exercises were undertaken by the ships to enhance interoperability and strengthen maritime cooperation. On completion of exercise, INS Talwar thanked Kenya Navy for hosting them at Mombasa and KNS Shujaa appreciated Indian Navy for ensuring maritime safety…

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DSCA Approves: JCTS for India

August 2, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of India of Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $82 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of India has…

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FS Aquitaine Trains With Indian Frigate Tabar

(Google Translation) – On Thursday, July 15, 2021, the Indian frigate Tabar set sail from Brest after a four-day stopover. The Aquitaine multi-mission frigate (FREMM) and the Indian frigate then carried out numerous exercises in the Brest approaches over two days. Tactical evolutions, presentation maneuvers for refueling at sea, joint anti-submarine and anti-aircraft combat exercises notably punctuated this mutual training…

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EU-India Joint Naval Exercise

June 21, 2021 – On 18-19 June 2021, the European Union (EU) and India conducted a joint naval exercise in the Gulf of Aden. The exercise involved Indian Navy frigate Trikand, EU NAVFOR Somalia – Operation Atalanta(link is external) assets, including Italian frigate Carabiniere (Atalanta’s flagship) and Spanish frigate Navarra, French frigate Surcouf and French amphibious assault helicopter carrier Tonnerre.…

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