- Consistent with the development of other facets of the bilateral relationship, defense cooperation between India and the UAE has been expanding.
- The two countries' leaders and bureaucrats have been communicating often. In an effort to strengthen defense cooperation between the two nations
Rear Admiral Vineet McCarty, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet (FOCWF), and two ships from the Indian Navy, INS Visakhapatnam and INS Trikand, have arrived at Port Rashid in Dubai to participate in the bilateral exercise ‘Zayed Talwar,’ which aims to improve interoperability and synergy between the two fleets.
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense on Wednesday, two vessels led by Captains Ashok Rao and Pramod G. Thomas will be in Port Rashid from August 8 to August 11.
According to the release, “during their visit, the ships will undertake professional interactions with the UAE Naval Force on a variety of elements of maritime operations.”
In order to increase collaboration and bond between the two navies, they will share best practices.
The statement also claims that the visit will help the two navies better understand each other and the security threats they face in the region.
The ships arrived in Dubai to engage in maritime cooperation and engagement with regional countries.
The Indian Navy announced on Twitter that the ASW stealth frigate INSTrikand and the indigenous guided missile destroyer INSVisakhapatnam were in Dubai as part of the Indian Navy’s operations deployment toward cooperative engagement and maritime cooperation with regional countries. @IN_WNC”
The Indian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates announced the ships’ arrival at Port Rashid on Tuesday, tweeting that they would be participating in a bilateral exercise with the UAE Navy.
A tweet from the Indian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates read, “Two ships of the #IndianNavy — INS Visakhapatnam and INS Trikand — landed in Port Rashid, #Dubai for a bilateral exercise with #UAENavy. The purpose of the drill is to strengthen ties between the two navies by exchanging ideas and techniques. The tweet read, “#IndiaUAE.”
According to India’s Ministry of External Affairs, diplomatic ties between India and the UAE were established in 1972, at which time the UAE opened its Embassy in Delhi and India opened its Embassy in Abu Dhabi, respectively.
During his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on August 16–17, 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a boost to the already robust bilateral ties between his country and the UAE. This visit also marked the commencement of a new strategic relationship between India and the UAE.
Consistent with the development of other facets of the bilateral relationship, defense cooperation between India and the UAE has been expanding.
The two countries’ leaders and bureaucrats have been communicating often. In an effort to strengthen defense cooperation between the two nations, naval vessels from both have made frequent port calls.