India, France and UAE trilateral cooperation completed its first-ever trilateral Maritime Partnership Exercise on June 8.
The two-day exercise was conducted among the navies of three nations from June 7 to June 8.
“During the maiden edition of the exercise, a wide spectrum of operations at sea such as surface Warfare involving tactical firing and drills for Missile engagements, close-quarter manoeuvres, Advanced Air Defence Exercise with French Rafale and UAE Dash 8 MPA, Helicopter Cross Landing Operations, Drills for Replenishment at sea were undertaken by the participating units,” read a statement from Ministry of Defence on Friday.
The exercise also saw cross-embarkation of personnel that facilitated the exchange of best practices.
The exercise has further strengthened the maritime ties between the navies and enhanced interoperability to address traditional and non-traditional threats in the maritime environment thus ensuring the safety of mercantile trade and freedom of navigation at high seas in the region.
This report is filed by ANI news service.