INS Kolkata and HMS Dragon of India and United Kingdom concluded the Sea Phase of Ex KONKAN off Goa Coast between Dec 2-5 as both ships sailed out during morning hours of Dec 2 and participated in a series of exercises and drills which included Assymetric Warfare with an *_IN_* FIC simulating an attack on the ships and Combined Anti-Submarine Exercise (CASEX).
Subsequently, Dec 3 saw both ships participating in night manoeuvres and Air Defence exercises. On Dec 4, the ships conducted firing exercise and boarding operations with one *_IN_* team boarding HMS Dragon and two *_RN_* teams inserting INS Kolkata by slithering and by boat.
The boarding operations were conducted with an aim of smooth insertion and boarding drills whilst following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Firing exercises on surface targets were also conducted on Dec 5 with positive outcome. Read More