India and Sudan conduct maritime drills in the Red Sea

The Indian Navy reported that the bilateral maritime exercise was conducted by the Sudanese and Indian navies in the Red Sea, off the Sudanese coast.

The Indian Naval Ship Tabar participated in a maritime partnership exercise on September 10 with ships from the Sudanese Navy. This exercise was jointly conducted by the Indian Navy and two ships of the Sudanese Navy, Almazz (Nimer)

There were many activities that covered a broad range of naval operations. They included coordination maneuvering, replenishment drills at sea, helo operations and operations for interdicting suspected vessels at sea.

This exercise significantly improved inter-operability among the two navies and opened up possibilities for future combined operations against maritime threats.

The Indian navy stated that the exercise ended with a “Steam Past” between the ships of the navies according to naval customs.

Last week, INS Tabar participated in a maritime partnership exercise alongside ENS Alexandria, a frontline navy frigate, in the Mediterranean Sea.

It included drills to simulate asymmetric threats, operations for interdicting suspected vessels at sea, communications procedures, joint development and replenishment of maritime domain pictures, and drills to transit through the environment.

The highlight of the exercise was cross-deck Helo operations, which involved helo recovery procedures as well as airborne light replenishment drills.

In August, INS Tabar conducted two maritime exercises in succession with the Moroccan Navy and Algerian Navy.

INS Tabar participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise on August 29 with the Algerian Navy Ship ‘Ezzadjer.

Indian Navy stated that the Alandmark exercise was held off the Algerian coast and saw participation by a frontline Algerian warship called ‘Ezzadjer.

Prior to that, INS Tabar visited Casablanca in Morocco on the 25th and 26th of August 2021.

The ship left the harbour on August 26 and participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise off Casablanca port with Royal Moroccan Navy ship Lieutenant Colonel Arrahman. During the exercise, evolutions such as communication drills and replenishment at sea procedures were performed.

INS Tabar is currently on a goodwill trip to Europe and Africa.

India has been working with other friendly countries to improve its capabilities and to learn from the best of them.