Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) with French Navy

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Indian Navy's indigenously built Guided Missile Frigate, INS Sahyadriparticipated in the Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) with French Navy (FN) ships in the Arabian Sea from 10 - 11 March 2023.

An overview of the news

  • French Navy (FN) ships FS Dixmude, a Mistral class amphibious assault ship, and FS La Fayette, a La Fayette class frigate participated in the exercise.

  • The exercise featured a wide spectrum of development at sea which included cross deck landings, boarding exercises and seamanship development.

  • The smooth conduct of the exercise reaffirmed the high level of interoperability and cooperation between the two navies.

  • INS Sahyadri is equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and sensors capable of detecting and neutralizing air, surface and sub-surface threats.

  • The ship is a part of the Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam, under the operational control of FOCinC (East).

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