As part of the deployment mission in the Indo-Pacific, the Indian Navy's indigenously built warship INS Sahyadri participated in the first trilateral maritime partnership exercise with ships and aircraft of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the Indonesian Navy.
This first trilateral maritime partnership exercise was organised from 20 to 21 September 2023.
- The trilateral exercise provided an opportunity for the three maritime nations to strengthen their partnership and improve their collective capacity to support a stable, peaceful and secure Indo-Pacific region.
- The exercise also provided an opportunity for the participating navies to benefit from each other's experience and expertise.
- Complex tactical and maneuver exercises, cross-deck visits and cross-deck landings of integral helicopters were conducted to enhance crew training and interoperability.
Trilateral Maritime Partnership Exercise:
- During the Trilateral Maritime Partnership exercise, INS Sahyadri and its counterparts engaged in complex tactical and maneuver exercises. These exercises rigorously evaluated the combat readiness of participating ships while promoting increased interoperability between naval forces.
- Cross-deck trips and cross-deck landings of integral helicopters further facilitated the exchange of experiences and expertise among the crew.
- The successful participation of INS Sahyadri in this trilateral exercise underlines India's unwavering commitment to strengthening its maritime partnership in the Indo-Pacific region.
- This highlights the growing role of the Indian Navy as a trusted security provider and contributor to regional stability.
- INS Sahyadri is the third ship of the indigenously designed and built Project-17 class multirole stealth frigates. (India's defence manufacturing is to be advanced under Project 17.)
- INS Sahyadri has been built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai.
- Designed for versatility, these warships excel in a variety of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, and anti-air warfare.
- Equipped with sophisticated sensors, weapon systems and cutting-edge technologies, they stand as highly effective in modern naval operations.