Exercise Zayed Talwar

1 min read
Exercise Zayed Talwar Blog Image


Indian Navy and United Arab Emirates to conduct bilateral exercise ‘Zayed Talwar from 8th to 11 August 2023.

About Exercise Zayed Talwar: 


  • Two ships of the Indian Navy, INS Visakhapatnam, and INS Trikand are participating in the exercise.
  • During the visit, the ships will undertake professional interactions with UAE Naval Force on multiple elements of maritime operations.
  • They will further share best practices to enhance cooperation and strengthen ties between the two navies.
  • This exercise will boost the maritime partnership between the two navies and foster a common understanding of the security challenges in the region.


Key facts about INS Visakhapatnam

  • It is the lead ship and the first of the Indian Navy's Visakhapatnam-class stealth guided-missile destroyers.
  • It was commissioned on November 21, 2021, is one of the largest destroyers in Indian Navy service.
  • Features:
    • Displacement: 7,400 tonnes.
    • Propulsion: It is propelled by four powerful Gas Turbines, in a Combined Gas and Gas (COGAG) configuration.
    • Speed: It is capable of achieving speeds in excess of 30 knots.
    • The ship has enhanced stealth features resulting in a reduced Radar Cross Section (RCS) achieved through efficient shaping of hull, full beam superstructure design, plated masts and use of radar transparent materials on exposed decks.
    • The ship is equipped to fight under Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) warfare conditions.


Q1) What is INS Trikand?

It is a Talwar-class frigate of the Indian Navy. The Talwar-class frigates are a series of guided missile frigates that were built in Russia and are considered to be highly capable multi-role warships. It is the sixth and final ship of the Talwar-class frigates built for the Indian Navy.

Source: Indian Navy to conduct bilateral exercise ‘Zayed Talwar’ with UAE