Annual Bilateral Maritime Exercise Konkan 2023

  • 24 Mar 2023

From 20th to 22nd March, 2023, the annual bilateral maritime exercise Konkan 2023 was held off the Konkan coast in the Arabian Sea between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom.

  • The exercise involved the participation of INS Trishul and HMS Lancaster, which are guided missile frigates.
  • Multiple maritime drills were conducted during the exercise to enhance interoperability and exchange of best practices.
  • The drills covered all domains of maritime operations, including gunnery shoots, anti-air and anti-submarine warfare drills, helicopter operations, ship manoeuvres, VBSS, and exchange of personnel.
  • The focus on operation readiness, enhancing interoperability, and improving the ability to conduct joint operations will strengthen maritime security and uphold a rules-based order in the region.