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Maiden Navy Exercise: India-Algeria

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    3rd Sep, 2021


Recently, the Indian and Algerian navies participated in a maiden naval exercise off the Algerian coast in a bid to increase maritime cooperation between the two sides.

  • INS Tabar took part in a Maritime Partnership Exercise with Algerian Navy ship 'Ezzadjer'.

Key points about exercise

  • Several activities were undertaken between the Indian and Algerian warships.


  • Coordinated manoeuvring
  • Communication procedures 
  • Steam past 
  • The exercise enabled the two navies to understand the concept of operations followed by each other. 
    • The exercise was a "landmark" event,It also enhanced interoperability and opened the possibility of increasing interaction and collaboration in the future.

  • India has been focusing on boosting defence and security ties with various African nations in the last few years. 

India and Africa – Maritime Security

  • Integrated Maritime Strategy 2050 of the African Union
    • It consists of the overarching, concerted and coherent long-term multilayered plans of actions that will achieve the objectives of the AU (African Union) to enhance maritime viability for a prosperous Africa.

INS Tabar

  • INS Tabar is a well-equipped warship that has the ability to handle air/surface/subsurface missions or defend herself operating either independently on maritime missions or supporting a larger naval task force.

  • INS Tabar (F44) (translates as "battle axe") is the third of the Talwar-class frigates of the Indian Navy.