New Delhi: The first edition of the India-Mozambique-Tanzania Trilateral Exercise (IMT TRILAT), a joint maritime exercise among the Indian, Mozambique, and Tanzanian navies commenced at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on 27 Oct 22. Indian Navy is represented by the guided missile frigate, INS Tarkash, a Chetak helicopter, and MARCOS (Special Forces).
The exercise has three broad objectives: capability development to address common threats through training and sharing of best practices, enhancing interoperability, and strengthening maritime cooperation. The exercise is scheduled over a three-day period from 27 to 29 Oct 22 and includes harbor and sea phases.
As part of the harbor phase, capability-building activities such as Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure; small arms training; joint diving operations; damage control and fire fighting exercises; and cross-deck visits are scheduled. The sea phase includes boat operations, fleet maneuvers, Visit, Board, Search and Seizure operations, helicopter operations, small arms firing, formation anchoring, and EEZ patrols.
These exercises reflect India’s and the Indian Navy’s commitment to enhancing maritime security and cooperation with maritime neighbors in the Indian Ocean Region and promoting SAGAR, Safety, and Growth for All in the Region.