Indian Navy and Oman Navy participate in 13th edition of bilateral exercise ‘Naseem Al Bahr’

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13th edition of bilateral exercise ‘Naseem Al Bahr’

Indian Navy's Guided Missile Stealth Frigate INS Trikand, Offshore Patrol Vessel INS Sumitra and Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) Dornier participated in the 13th edition of the bilateral exercise 'Naseem Al Bahr' between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO).

Important facts

  • The exercise was conducted off the coast of Oman from 19 to 24 November 2022 and had three phases - harbour phase, sea phase and debrief.

  • Activities undertaken during the Harbor Phase included professional interactions between the Indian Navy and RNO Operations teams and friendly sporting events between the two navies.

  • Indian Naval Ships Trikand and Sumitra along with RNO Ships Al Shinas and Al Seeb departed for the sea phase.

  • Indian Navy's Maritime Patrol Aircraft Dornier, Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) Maritime Patrol Aircraft and shore-based RAFO fighter aircraft Hawks participated in the maritime phase of the exercise.

  • The sea phase consisted of tactical maritime exercises comprising surface action, air defence, maritime surveillance and interdiction/VBSS.

  • The debrief, the last phase of the exercise, was conducted on 23 November 2022 at the RNO Naval Base at Dukm.

  • The first exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of Oman was conducted in 1993. 

  • This year marks 30 years of bilateral exercise between Indian Navy and Royal Navy of Oman.

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