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Maiden India-France-UAE Maritime Partnership Exercise

Focus: GS III: Security Challenges

Why in News?

The first edition of the India, France, and UAE Maritime Partnership Exercise began on June 7, 2023, in the Gulf of Oman.


  • Participating in the exercise are INS Tarkash (Indian Navy), French Ship Surcouf (French Navy), French Rafale aircraft, and UAE Navy Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
  • The two-day exercise will involve a range of naval operations, including Surface Warfare, Missile engagements on surface targets, Helicopter Cross Deck Landing Operations, Advanced Air Defence Exercise, and Boarding operations.
  • The exercise will also facilitate the exchange of personnel for the sharing of best practices.
  • The primary objective of the maiden exercise is to strengthen trilateral cooperation between the three navies and develop strategies to address traditional and non-traditional threats in the maritime environment.
  • Additionally, the exercise aims to enhance collaboration in ensuring the safety of mercantile trade and freedom of navigation in the region’s high seas.

May 2024