The bilateral naval exercise’ Zayed Talwar’ between the Indian Navy and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Navy commenced at Port Rashid ,Dubai on 8 August 2023. The Zayed Talwar exercise will be a three day exercise (8-11 August 2023).
Two Indian Naval Ship (INS) ships INS Visakhapatnam and INS Trikand under the Command of Rear Admiral Vineet McCarty, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, arrived in Dubai on 8 August 2023.
INS Visakhapatnam and INS Trikand are commanded by Captain Ashok Rao and Captain Pramod G Thomas respectively.
The bilateral exercise aims to enhance interoperability and synergy between the two navies. The current visit will further enhance maritime partnership between the two navies and foster a common understanding of the security challenges in the region