India, Qatar conducts joint naval exercise ‘Zair-Al-Bahr’

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  • New Delhi [India] August 16 (ANI): The second edition of exercise Zair-Al-Bahr between the Indian Navy and Qatar Emiri Naval Force (QENF) was conducted from August 9-14 in the Persian Gulf.
  • The present edition of the exercise included a three-day harbour phase followed by a two-day sea phase.
  • The sea phase comprised of tactical maritime exercises involving Surface Action, Anti-Piracy exercises, Air Defence, Maritime surveillance, Boarding operations, and SAR exercises, the Indian Navy said in a statement.
  • “In the sea phase of the exercise, Indian Navy Stealth Frigate Indian Navy Ship Trikand, QENF Missile Boats of Barzan and Damsah class, Fast-Attack Crafts of MRTP 34 class and Rafale Fighter Aircraft participated,” the statement added.
  • Indian Navy remains committed to ensure peace, stability and security in the region and is ever-ready to cooperate and collaborate with partner Navies on issues of Maritime safety and security.
  • The 2nd edition of exercise Zair-Al-Bahr will contribute towards the Indian Navy’s efforts to consolidate Interoperability and forge strong bonds of friendship with the Qatari Navy.
  • The bilateral maritime exercise between two navies would further strengthen the maritime exchanges between the two countries and enhance maritime security in the region.
  • Source : in.style.yahoo.com

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