IMT Trilateral Exercise


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INS Tir and INS Sujata will participate in the forthcoming edition of India Mozambique Tanzania (IMT) TriLateral (TRILAT) Exercise.

About IMT Trilateral Exercise

  • It is a joint maritime exercise scheduled from 21-29 Mar 24.
  • The first edition of IMT TRILAT exercise conducted in Oct 22, saw participation of INS Tarkash with the Tanzanian and Mozambique Navies.
  • The current edition of the exercise is planned in two phases. As part of the harbour phase scheduled from 21-24 Mar 24, Naval ships Tir and Sujata will engage with the respective Navies at the ports of Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Maputo (Mozambique).
  • This phase would begin with a Planning Conference followed by conduct of joint harbour training activities like Damage Control, Fire Fighting, Visit Board Search and Seizure procedures, Medical Lectures, Casualty Evacuation and Diving operations.
  • The sea phase of the exercise covers practical aspects of countering asymmetric threats, Visit Board Search and Seizure procedures, boat handling, manoeuvres and firing exercise. A joint EEZ surveillance is also planned during the sea phase.
  • The exercise will conclude with a joint debrief scheduled at Nacala (Mozambique).
  • During the harbour stay, Indian Naval ships would be open for visitors and partake in sports & cultural exchanges with host Navies.

Q1) What is an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)?

The concept of an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) was adopted through the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).It is an area of the ocean extending up to 200 nautical miles (370 km) immediately offshore from a country’s land coast in which that country retains exclusive rights to the exploration and exploitation of natural resources.