Exercise Za’ir-Al-Bahr-Joint Exercise between the Qatar and Indian Navy

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News:The maiden bilateral maritime exercise between the Qatari Naval Forces and Indian Navy named Za’ir-Al-Bahr (Roar of the sea) has started.

Facts:

About the exercise:

  • The exercise aims to strengthen the cooperation and enhance interoperability between the two navies. 
  • The exercise will include a Harbour Phase and Sea Phase. 
  • The activities during the harbour phase will include a seminar, professional interaction, official visits, sports fixtures along with social and cultural events.
  • The sea phase will include a Tactical Maritime Exercise involving the domains of surface action, air defence, maritime surveillance and interdiction and anti-terrorism operations.
  • The exercise will be attended by Indian Navy Guided Missile Stealth Frigate INS Trikand and Patrol Aircraft P8-I.

Additional information:

About INS Trikand:

  • INS Trikand is one of the frontline frigates of the Indian Navy.It is equipped with a versatile range of weapons and sensors.
  • The ship is part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet and is under the Western Naval Command based in Mumbai.

About P8-I:

  • The P-8I is a long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft capable of broad-area, maritime and littoral operations. 
  • The P-8I is a variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing had developed for the U.S. Navy.The Indian Navy is the first international customer for the P-8.