Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tabar, which commenced its prolonged deployment on June 13, will visit a number of ports in Africa and Europe till September end, 2021.
The ship will transit across the Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Suez Canal, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea and Baltic Sea while making port calls at Djibouti, Egypt, Italy, France, UK, Russia, Netherlands, Morocco, and Arctic Council countries like Sweden and Norway.
During port visits, the ship is scheduled to participate in bilateral exercises like Ex Konkan with UK Royal Navy, Ex Varuna with French Navy and Ex Indra with Russian Federation Navy, to strengthen military relations, develop interoperability and project long-range sustenance.
These engagements are aimed to further strengthen maritime security in the region and to consolidate combined operations against maritime threats.
The deployment will also see participation by the ship in the Russian Navy Day celebrations from July 22 to 27.
INS Tabar is a Talwar-class stealth Frigate built for the Indian Navy in Russia. The ship is equipped with a versatile range of weapons and sensors and is a part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet which is based in Mumbai under Western Naval Command.