Navy war games with French, British in Atlantic next month

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Navy war games with French, British in Atlantic next month

In tune with its ambitions of being a blue water force, four warships of the Navy will for the first time sail to the Atlantic, where they would hold war games with the French, British, Russian and Germans vessels and practice anti-submarine warfare.

During the four-month deployment, the four warships -- INS Beas, INS Delhi, INS Brahmaputra and INS Aditya -- would sail through the Arabian and Mediterranean seas all the way up to the north Russian port of St Petersburg and conduct passage exercises with most Gulf countries along the way, Naval sources said today.

While INS Delhi is a guided missile destroyer, Brahmaputra and Beas are guided missile frigates, and Aditya is a fleet replenishment tanker that carries supplies for warships, enabling them to stay away from port for long, thus enhancing their maritime warfare capabilities.

All the four ships are already on their voyage, setting sail from Mumbai on different dates. While INS Beas had sailed out on April 27 and carried out some anti-piracy operations in the Gulf, the other three warships left Mumbai on May 13, sources said.

They would join the British Royal Navy in the annual Konkan series of exercises off Portsmouth in the south-west of United Kingdom between June 20 and 25 and later the Varuna series with the French Navy off Brest in Northwest France from June 30 to July 4.
Navy war games with French, British in Atlantic next month
 

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This experience will come handy for our Navy as it will share the experience with the navies who are experienced of Operating Nuclear Submarine.

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This experience will come handy for our Navy as it will share the experience with the navies who are experienced of Operating Nuclear Submarine.

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Yep, and after we get the Chakra from the Russians maybe we should also field it in such exercises... but then again, it may be a giveaway of the real capabilities.
 

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it is like a famliy reunion as far as the IN and the RN are concerend
 

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During both exercises, all the three components of naval operations - under-sea, on the sea, and in the air - will come into play. Besides providing an opportunity to gain a foothold in the region, the exercises will also give the Indian Navy considerable experience of operating in different in water density, hydrology and met conditions.

“We need to test our sonar and other equipment in different environmental conditions and the exercises would provide the right opportunity for this. This would help us in working towards interoperability,” the official added.

Indian Navy heads for first Atlantic Ocean deployment | Sindh Today - Online News
 

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