All Naval Exercises conducted by the Indian Navy 2021

The Joint Military Exercises are conducted for the betterment of both forces. The Indian Navy is known as the greatest Forces in the world. This is all because of the training that they get. In order to become soldiers Or officers in the Service. One will have to clear the toughest phase of training. The Joint Military Exercises are only for the commissioned officers and Soldiers etc. Now let’s see All Naval Exercises conducted by the Indian Navy in recent years.

All Naval Exercises conducted by the Indian Navy 2021

1. INS Tabar conducts Maritime Partnership Exercise with Egyptian Navy:-

On leaving the port of Alexandria on 05 September 2021, INS Tabar undertook a maritime partnership exercise with ENS Alexandria, a frontline frigate of the Egyptian Navy, in the Mediterranean Sea.

The exercise involved multiple activities covering a wide range of naval operations. These included drills for transit through asymmetric threat environment, operations for interdicting suspect vessels at sea, communication procedures, joint development of maritime domain picture and replenishment at sea drills. A highlight of the exercise was the cross-deck helo operations that involved helo recovery procedures and airborne light replenishment drills between the two ships.

2. 28th edition of Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise ‘SIMBEX’

The 28th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) was conducted from 02 to 04 September 2021.

The Indian Navy was represented by Guided Missile Destroyer INS Ranvijay with a shipborne helicopter, ASW Corvette INS Kiltan and Guided Missile Corvette INS Kora and one P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Participants from the RSN included one Formidable Class Frigate, RSS Steadfast, embarked with an S-70B naval helicopter, one Victory Class Missile Corvette, RSS Vigour, one Archer Class Submarine and one Fokker-50 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Four F-16 fighter aircraft of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) also participated in the exercise during the Air Defence Drills.

3. INS Tabar, as part of her overseas deployment, made a port call at Casablanca in Morocco on 25 and 26 August 2021.

Upon leaving the harbour on 26 August 2021, the ship participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise with the Royal Moroccan Navy ship ‘Lieutenant Colonel Arrahman’ off Casablanca port. Evolutions like communication drills, replenishment at sea procedures and naval manoeuvres were undertaken during the exercise. The exercise concluded with the traditional ‘Steam Past’ between the two ships to bid farewell to each other.

4. Indian Navy’s Maiden Exercise with Algerian Navy:-

As part of her ongoing goodwill visit to Europe and Africa, INS Tabar took part in a Maritime Partnership Exercise with the Algerian Navy ship ‘Ezzadjer’ on 29 August 2021.

The landmark exercise held off the Algerian coast, saw the participation of a frontline Algerian warship, ‘Ezzadjer’.

5. Maritime Partnership Exercise between Indian Navy and Philippine Navy – 23 August 2021

Two ships of the Indian Navy, namely INS Ranvijay and INS Kora, on deployment to the Western Pacific, carried out a Maritime Partnership Exercise with BRP Antonio Luna (Frigate, FF 151) of the Philippine Navy on 23 August 2021 in the West Philippine Sea. The joint evolutions conducted during the exercise included several operational manoeuvers and the participating ships of both navies were satisfied with the consolidation of interoperability achieved through this operational interaction at sea.

6. Indian Navy Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt arrive at Guam to Participate in Multilateral Maritime Ex Malabar:-

Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt arrived at Guam, an Island Territory of the USA on 21 August 2021 as part of their ongoing deployment to nations in South East Asia and the Pacific Ocean. The two ships are scheduled to participate in the annual Exercise MALABAR-21, between navies of Australia, India, Japan and the USA. 

7. Exercise Konkan 2021:-

Exercise Konkan 2021 was held between INS Tabar and HMS Westminster on 16 August 2021 in the English Channel. The exercise included the participation of integral helicopters of the two ships and the Falcon Electronic Warfare aircraft. A wide range of exercises including coordinated anti-submarine procedures, firing drills, combined maritime picture compilation, combat formation manoeuvring and replenishment at sea were conducted.

8. Exercise Zair-Al-Bahr conducted between Indian Navy and Qatar Navy:-

The second edition of exercise Zair-Al-Bahr between the Indian Navy and Qatar Emiri Naval Force (QENF) was conducted from 09-14 August 2021 in the Persian Gulf. The present edition of the exercise included a three-day harbour phase followed by a two-day sea phase. The sea phase comprised of tactical maritime exercises involving Surface Action, Anti-Piracy exercises, Air Defence, Maritime surveillance, Boarding operations and SAR exercises.

In the sea phase of the exercise, Indian Navy Stealth Frigate INS Trikand, QENF Missile Boats of Barzan and Damsah class, Fast-Attack Crafts of MRTP 34 class and Rafale Fighter Aircraft participated.

9. Maiden Al-Mohed Al-Hindi Exercise set to begin between Indian Navy and Saudi Arabia Navy:-

The Indian Navy’s visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was set rolling with the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet (FOCWF), Rear Adm Ajay Kochhar visiting the Fleet Cdr of Royal Saudi Navy’s Eastern Fleet, Rear Adm Majid Al Qahtani on 10 August 2021. This was held at King Abdul Aziz Naval Base, which is the Headquarters for Saudi Eastern Fleet. The FOCWF also visited the King Fahd Naval Academy and met with the Commandant Rear Admiral Faisal Bin Fahd Al Ghufaily.

Dr Ausaf Sayeed, Indian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, visited INS Kochi at Al Jubail where he held a press conference on board along with the FOCWF and the Commanding Officer of the ship.

10. Zayed Talwar 2021:-

Indian Navy undertook bilateral exercise ‘Zayed Talwar 2021’ with UAE Navy on 07 August 2021 off the coast of Abu Dhabi.

INS Kochi, with two integral Sea King MK 42B helicopters, deployed in the Persian Gulf, participated in the exercise. UAE participated with UAES Al – Dhafra, a Baynunah class guided missile corvette and one AS – 565B Panther helicopter.

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