Indian Naval ship INS Tabar has undertaken a sea drill with Greek Navy frigate HS Themistoklis in the Mediterranean sea said Indian Navy statement. Exercise includes air defence and underway replenishment drills.
“INS Tabar undertook an exercise at sea with Greek Navy Frigate HS Themistoklis in the Mediterranean sea on 30 June. Air defence exercise and underway replenishment drills were undertaken,” said the Indian Navy.
Aiming to strengthen strong relations between India and Egypt, INS Tabar had arrived at Alexandria on June 29, for two days as part of a goodwill visit.
According to an official statement, Both the countries share warm bilateral relations, and ships of the Indian Navy have frequently visited Alexandria port.
Commanding Officer INS Tabar, Captain M Mahesh and the crew of his ship laid wreaths at Alexandria Naval Unknown Soldier Memorial. The Commanding Officer also called upon Rear Admiral Ayman al-Daly, Commander of Alexandria Naval Base.
On departure from port, INS Tabar undertook a maritime partnership exercise at sea with the Egyptian Navy Ship Toushka. The exercise included helo deck landing operations and underway replenishment drills.
These evolutions at sea exemplified naval cooperation and interoperability between the Indian Navy and Egyptian Navy. The goodwill visit by INS Tabar aims to strengthen strong relations between the two sides and also explore newer avenues of bolstering the relationship.