First edition of India, France and UAE maritime partnership exercise begins

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France-and-UAEThe first edition of the India, France and UAE maritime partnership exercise began in the Gulf of Oman.

An Overview of the News

  • The exercise includes the participation of INS Tarkash and French Ship Surcouf, both equipped with integral helicopters, as well as French Rafale aircraft and UAE Navy Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

  • The exercise focused on a wide range of naval operations, including surface combat, tactical firing, missile engagement on surface targets, helicopter cross deck landing operations, advanced air defence exercises and boarding operations.

  • The primary objective of the exercise is to enhance trilateral cooperation between the three navies and address conventional and non-conventional threats in the maritime environment.

  • The exercise serves as a platform for sharing of knowledge, experience and best practices in maritime security.

  • The participating navies aim to strengthen ties, promote mutual understanding and promote regional security and stability in the maritime domain.

United Arab Emirates (UAE):

  • Capital - Abu Dhabi

  • Official language - Arabic

  • Government - Federal Islamic parliamentary elective semi-constitutional monarchy

  • President/Crown Prince - Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

  • Prime Minister - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

  • Vice President - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan


  • Capital - Muscat

  • Currency - Omani Rial

  • Official language - Arabic

  • Sultan - Haitham bin Tariq

  • Crown Prince - Thiazin bin Haitham

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