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India, Mozambique and Tanzania conduct IMT TRILAT-2024 exercise

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India, Mozambique and Tanzania conduct IMT TRILAT-2024 exercise Defence 4 min read

The second edition of the India Mozambique Tanzania (IMT) Tri Lateral (TRILAT) Exercise, is being conducted from 21-29 March 2024. This year it is being organized at the ports of Zanzibar in Tanzania and Maputo in Mozambique.

India's participation in IMT TRILAT exercise:

  • India is being represented by INS Tir and INS Sujata in the IMT Tri Lateral (TRILAT) exercise.

The TRILAT exercise will be conducted in two phases:

  • It is a joint maritime exercise to be held from 21-29 March 2024. The exercise's present version is designed with two phases.
  • In the first phase, the port phase scheduled for 21-24 March, naval ships will participate with the respective navies at the ports of Zanzibar and Maputo.
  • This phase will begin with a planning conference followed by a series of exercise programs. In which mainly the following joint port training activities will be conducted:
    • Damage Control
    • Fire Fighting
    • Visit Board Search
    • Seizure Procedures
    • Medical Lectures
    • Disaster Evacuation
    • Diving Operations.
  • The sea phase of Exercise TRILAT will take place from 24-27 March 2024. In which mainly the following joint maritime training activities will be conducted:
    • To Counter Asymmetric Threats,
    • Visit Board Search and Seizure Procedures
    • Ferry Operations
  • This will include practical aspects of maneuvers and firing practice.
  • During the sea phase of the exercise, there are plans for a joint EEZ monitoring operation.
  • The exercise will conclude with a joint debriefing in Nacala (Mozambique).
  • During their port stay, Indian Naval ships will be open to visitors and participate in sports and cultural exchanges with the host navies.
  • Training tours to the respective ports have also been planned for the sea trainees of 106 Integrated Officer Training Course.

About IMT Trilat Practice:

  • The first exercise of IMT TRILAT took place in October 2022. This first edition was organized in Tanzania and Mozambique. A joint maritime exercise between the navies of IMT countries began off Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • India was represented in this exercise by INS Tarkash with the Indian Navy.
  • The Indian Navy was represented by the guided missile frigate, INS Tarkash, Chetak helicopters and MARCOS (Special Forces).

Objective of IMT Trilat Practice:

  • Develop capacity to address common threats through training and sharing of best practices.
  • Strengthening maritime cooperation among IMT countries.
  • To enhance interoperability among IMT countries.

Importance of IMT Trilat Practice:

  • These exercises aim to enhance maritime security in the Indian Ocean region and cooperation with maritime neighbours. It also reflects the commitment of India and the Indian Navy to promote SAGAR security and development in the region.


Answer: Tanzania and Mozambique

Answer: Second edition

Answer: October 2022

Answer: INS Tir and INS Sujata
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