India-PGCC joint naval exercise to be conduced in near future
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
New Delhi, Dec 22, IRNA
India-PGCC-Joint Naval Exercise
Indian Navy has proposed holding multilateral naval exercises with the Navies of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC).
This was stated by the naval officials in a press conference during the visit of two Indian naval warships INS Brahmaputra and INS Tabar to the UAE. This visit is a part of a tour to foster maritime goodwill with the Persian Gulf states.
According to an All India Radio Report (AIR), Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Talmiz Ahmed said "These visits are part of the historic maritime linkages that we have with the Persian Gulf for centuries." 40 Indian naval ships have visited the Persian Gulf region as part of goodwill mission in the last three years, while Fujairah has seen visited by 11 ships, he added.
INS Brahmaputra and INS Tabar are currently docked in UAE's Fujairah port, 170km from Dubai under the command of Captain S N Ghormade and Captain P K Banerjee.
INS Brahmaputra is an indigenously built guided missile frigates fitted with new modern missile systems. The ship is entirely Indian in design and construction and is fitted with an array of modern sensor suites and matching weapon systems that allows her to take on any threat.
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