INS Tarkash reaches South Africa to participate in 7th edition of IBSAMAR

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INS Tarkash reached Port Gqeberha (also known as Port Elizabeth), South Africa to participate in the 7th edition of IBSAMAR, a joint multinational maritime exercise among Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies from 10 - 12 Oct 2022.

Important facts

  • The previous edition of IBSAMAR (IBSAMAR VI) was conducted at Simons Town, South Africa from 1 to 13 October 2018.

  • The Indian Navy is represented by a Teg class guided missile frigate, INS Tarkash, a Chetak helicopter and personnel from the Marine Commando Force (MARCOS).

  • The Harbor phase of IBSAMAR VII includes major exercises such as damage control and fire fighting exercises, VBSS/Cross boarding lectures and interactions between Special Forces.

  • This joint maritime exercise will strengthen inter-operability for maritime security, joint operational training, sharing of best practices and addressing common maritime threats.

INS Tarkash

  • INS Tarkash is a state-of-the-art stealth frigate of the Indian Navy.

  • It is built by Yantar Shipyard at Kaliningrad, Russia.

  • It is equipped with a versatile range of weapons and sensors capable of addressing threats in all three dimensions.

  • The ship incorporates the latest stealth features such as low radar, infra-red, acoustic and magnetic signatures, making it difficult to detect at sea.

  • The ship is part of the Western Fleet of the Indian Navy based at Mumbai under the Western Naval Command.

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