Under the command of Rear Admiral Vineet McCarty, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet (FOCWF), two Indian Navy ships, INS Visakhapatnam and INS Trikand, arrived at Port Rashid in Dubai to take part in the bilateral exercise “Zayed Talwar,” which aims to improve communication and cooperation between the two navies.
The two ships will be led by Captains Ashok Rao and Pramod G Thomas, respectively, and will be in port at Port Rashid from August 8 to August 11, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Defence on Wednesday.
According to the statement, “During the visit, the ships will engage in professional interactions with UAE Naval Force on a variety of maritime operations.” Additionally, they will exchange best practices to improve collaboration and fortify connections between the two navies.
Additionally, the statement claims that this visit would strengthen the marine cooperation between the two navies and promote a shared comprehension of the security issues in the area. The ships have docked in Dubai to engage in constructive relations and nautical cooperation with neighboring nations.
In a tweet, the Indian Navy stated: “India-UAE Bridges of Friendship Indigenous guided missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam with FOCWF embarked & ASW stealth frigate INS Trikand are in Dubai as part of Indian Navy’s ops deployment towards co-operative engagement & maritime cooperation with regional countries. @IN_WNC”
The ships landed at Port Rashid for a joint drill with the UAE Navy, the Indian Embassy in the UAE announced earlier on Tuesday via its official Twitter account.
Two ships from the Indian Navy, the INS Visakhapatnam, and INS Trikand, landed in Port Rashid in Dubai for a bilateral exercise with the UAE Navy, according to the Indian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates on its official Twitter. The purpose of the activity is to promote communication and synergy between the two Navies. The tweet referred to “#IndiaUAE.”
In 1972, India and the UAE established diplomatic ties. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the UAE opened its Embassy in Delhi in 1972, whereas India opened its Embassy in Abu Dhabi in 1973.
The visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the UAE on August 16–17, 2015, which signaled the start of a new strategic relationship between the two nations, gave momentum to the historically strong bilateral relations between India and the UAE.
In line with other facets of their relationship, India and the UAE’s bilateral defense cooperation has been gradually expanding.
Regular high-level and functional-level exchanges have taken place between the two nations. Regular port visits by the fleets of the two nations have improved their mutual defense cooperation.