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.
- 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.