JMSDF Details MALABAR 2021 Plans

MALABAR 2021 JMSDF is to conducts a multilateral exercise “MALABAR 2021” with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the Indian Navy (IN), and the United States Navy (USN) to further strengthen defense cooperation and contribute to a Free and Open Indo-Pacific as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen the relationship with RAN, IN, and…

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INS Tabar Visits Portsmouth Ahead of Royal Navy Joint Training

Indian frigate INS Tabar today sailed into Portsmouth August 13th for a high-profile visit ahead of exercises with the Royal Navy. The 17-year-old frigate – whose name means ‘battleaxe’ in Sanskrit – arrived in the Solent fresh from a few days in Bergen, exercising with the Norwegian Navy. While in Portsmouth, members of the 300-strong ship’s company will pay their…

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Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame travels through Andaman & Nicobar Islands

August 11, 2021 – The Victory flame of Swarnim Vijay Varsh, commemorating the 50th anniversary celebrations of India’s victory in the 1971 war, travelled through the Andaman & Nicobar Islands chain. Onboard Indian Navy Landing Craft Utility (IN LCU) 58, accompanied by INS Saryu and IN LCU 54, the flame was routed via Narcondam, the Easternmost Island of Andaman &…

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Carrier Strike Group sails with Indian Navy in two-day exercises

The UK’s Carrier Strike Group has completed its first major workout since entering the Indian Ocean. Led by flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth, the task group sailed with the Indian Navy for a range of exercises in the Bay of Bengal. The series of close maneuvers and drills saw the Royal Navy aircraft carrier, frigates HMS Kent and Richmond, RFA support…

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U.S., Indian navies hold ceremony to commemorate India’s first MH-60R

The U.S. and Indian navies celebrated a historic milestone when two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters were inducted into the Indian Naval Fleet during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, July 16. The ceremony is part of an ongoing initiative that also includes comprehensive training for Indian aircrew and maintainers on operating and sustaining the MH-60R. This bilateral initiative serves…

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Indian Navy Expands Maritime Reconnaissance Capabilities with Delivery of 10th P-8I

July 13, 2021 – Boeing is continuing to expand the Indian Navy’s long-range maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare capabilities with the delivery of the country’s 10th P-8I. The patrol aircraft is an integral part of the Indian Navy’s fleet and has surpassed 30,000 flight hours since it was inducted in 2013. This is the second aircraft to be delivered under an…

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INS Jalashwa Arrives Visakhapatnam with Critical COVID Relief

May 23, 2021 – As part of on-going COVID Relief Operation ‘Samudra Setu II’ launched by the Indian Navy, INS Jalashwa embarked with 18 Cryogenic Oxygen Tanks and other critical COVID Medical Stores including 3650 Oxygen Cylinders and 39 Ventilators from Brunei and Singapore, arrived Visakhapatnam on 23 May 21. 15 of the 18 Cryogenic Tanks are filled with Liquid…

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