Indian Navy fleet manoeuvres in littorals off Gujarat and Maharashtra
large-scale annual operational exercise of the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy concluded recently off the littorals of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The week-long exercise termed ‘Defence of Gujarat Exercise’ tested the operational readiness of the Western Naval Command in relation to littoral combat and the defence of vital offshore assets in the northern coastal states of Western seaboard of India.
In addition to large ship’s like Delhi class destroyers, Teg and Godavari class frigates operating under the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet (FOCWF) the exercise also involved a large number of vessels of the local flotilla including potent missile vessels of the 22nd Killer Squadron, patrol vessels and minesweepers operating under the Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval Area (FOMAG). Coast Guard patrol vessels, integrated into the operations played a key part in providing multiple layers of defensive surveillance. In addition to
Anew warship has been handed over to the Royal Navy of Oman amid colourful celebrations on HM Naval Base Portsmouth recently. AL Rahmani is the second of three 99-metre corvettes designed, built and delivered for the Royal Navy of Oman as part of Project Khareef.
Mick Ord, Managing Director of BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships, said: “This is a proud occasion for both the Royal Navy of Oman and our employees who have worked together to design, build and deliver this impressive ship. The delivery of these three corvettes now has a real momentum behind it, which is testament to the strong partnership we have built with the Royal Navy of Oman and the dedication of everyone on the project.”
We will now support AL Rahmani’s crew