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Joint Exercise By Indian And French Navies In The Atlantic Ocean

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  • As part of the deployment in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy, INS Tarkash took part in an MPX on July 19.
  • The second group of Talwar-class frigates that the Indian Navy has ordered includes the INS Tarkash.

In the North Atlantic Ocean, India and France conducted a two-day naval exercise to evaluate their navies’ ability to work together.

On July 29 and 30, the Russian-built Indian Military Ship (INS) Tarkash, which is on a long-distance overseas deployment, participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) in the North Atlantic Ocean with French naval vessels.

The second group of Talwar-class frigates that the Indian Navy has ordered includes the INS Tarkash.

Between the French Fleet Tanker FS Somme and Tarkash, replenishment at sea exercises were conducted. The maritime surveillance aircraft Falcon 50 then took part in several simulated missile engagements and air defence manoeuvres as part of cooperative air operations.

These surface and aerial exercises were successfully conducted, which represented the high level of professionalism and interoperability between the two fleets.

As part of the deployment in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy, INS Tarkash took part in an MPX on July 19.

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