(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 9. The navies of India,
France and the UAE have carried out a two-day mega wargame in the
Gulf of Oman reflecting their growing cooperation to deal with
challenges in the maritime sphere, trend reports.
It was the first edition of the wargame involving navies of the
three countries, officials said on Thursday,
Indian Naval ship INS Tarkash, French ship Surcouf, French
Rafale aircraft and the UAE Navy's maritime patrol aircraft
participated in the exercise that began on Wednesday.
"The exercise featured a wide spectrum of naval operations such
as surface warfare, involving tactical firing and drills for
missile engagements on surface targets, helicopter cross deck
landing operations, advanced air defence exercise and boarding
operations," said an Indian Navy official.
The official said the exercise aimed to enhance trilateral
cooperation between the three navies and pave the way for adopting
measures towards addressing traditional and non-traditional threats
in the maritime environment.
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