The Indian Navy informed on Friday that INS Tabar had undertaken a sea drill exercise along with aircraft of the Spanish Navy near Cape Trafalgar on July 8. The INS Tabar performed the naval exercise along with a Cessna Citation Maritime Patrol Aircraft and a Sea King (SH-3D) helicopter which was operated from Rota Naval Base of the Spanish Navy. The Spanish Navy base participated with India in the regular naval practice.
During the maritime exercise, a wide range of operations like Air Defence, Air Picture Compilation, vertical replenishment and cross deck operation were undertaken by the Indian warship. The exercise proved to be mutually beneficial in enhancing interoperability of both the countries and towards conducting combined operations against maritime threats.
Earlier, INS Tabar has undertaken a sea drill with Greek Navy frigate HS Themistoklis in the Mediterranean sea.
In the sea drill, several routine exercises were conducted along with air defence and underway replenishment drills. INS Tabar undertook an exercise at sea with Greek Navy Frigate HS Themistoklis in the Mediterranean sea on 30 June.