India-Mozambique-Tanzania Trilateral Exercise-IMT TRILAT-2024 Commences

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New Delhi: INS Tir and INS Sujata will participate in the forthcoming second edition of India-Mozambique-Tanzania (IMT) Tri Lateral (TRILAT) Exercise, a joint maritime exercise scheduled from March 21-29, 2024. The first edition of IMT TRILAT exercise conducted in Oct 2022, saw participation of INS Tarkash with the Tanzanian and Mozambique Navies.

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The current edition of the exercise is planned in two phases. As part of the harbour phase scheduled from March 21-24, 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.

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The sea phase of the exercise is scheduled from March 24-27 covering 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).

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During the harbour stay, Indian Naval ships would be open for visitors and partake in sports & cultural exchanges with host Navies. Training visits for sea trainees of 106 Integrated Officers Training Course are also planned at the respective ports.

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