Indian Naval Ship INS Tabar conducts military exercise with Italian Navy

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tabar recently participated in military exercises with frontline frigate of Italian Navy. Read all you need to know.

Key Points

  • INS Tabar joined Italian Navy and entered Port of Naples on July 3 as part of ongoing deployment in Mediterranean.
  • Commanding officer Captain Mahesh Mangipudi called on senior officers of Prefect of Naples Authority, regional Italian navy headquarters and coast guard headquarters during the stay.
  • While returning, Tabar also undertook a Maritime Partnership Exercise with ITS Antonio Marceglia in Tyrrhenian Sea on July 4 & 5.
  • This exercise covered several naval operations such as air defence procedures, communication drills, replenishment at sea, and cross deck helo operations by day and night.
  • Exercise was mutually beneficial for enhancing interoperability and consolidating combined operations against maritime threats.

Indian Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane is on a four-day visit to the UK and Italy

• Indian Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane on July 4, 2021, began his four-day visit to the UK and Italy to strengthen the bilateral strategic ties with the two European countries.

• On his visit to the UK on July 5, 2021, Naravane met the UK’s Chief of Defence Staff Gen Sir Nicholas Carter and deliberated on defence cooperation between the two countries.

• On July 7, Naravane arrived in Italy to hold discussions with the Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of Staff of the Italian Army and also inaugurate the Indian Army Memorial in the famous town of Cassino.

About Indian Naval Ship Tabar

• INS Tabar was commissioned on April 19, 2004, in Kaliningrad, Russia. Tabar is the third Indian warship of Talwar-class frigate in the Indian Navy.

• INS Tabar is a Talwar class vessel equipped with supersonic BrahMos anti-ship cruise missiles. The vessel is armed with Barak 1 missiles. It is a warship that can withstand air, surface, and sub-surface missions.

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