IMT Trilateral Exercise- 2024

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Source-This post on IMT Trilateral Exercise- 2024 is based on the article “India – Mozambique-Tanzania Trilateral Exercise IMT TRILAT- 2024 ” published in “PIB” on 21st March 2024.

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INS Tir and INS Sujata are set to join the upcoming India-Mozambique-Tanzania (IMT) Trilateral (TRILAT) Exercise 2024.

What is IMT Trilateral Exercise 2024?

IMT Trilateral Exercise- 2024
Source- PIB
AboutIt is a joint maritime exercise scheduled from 21-29 Mar 24 among the Indian, Mozambique and Tanzania navies.
Objectives1. Capability development to address common threats through training and sharing of best practices.
2. Enhancing interoperability.
3. Strengthening maritime cooperation.
First EditionThe first edition of IMT TRILAT exercise conducted in Oct 22.
PhasesThe current exercise is divided into two phases
1. Harbour Phase:
a. During the harbor phase from March 21st to March 24th, 2024, Naval ships Tir and Sujata will interact with the respective Navies at the ports of Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Maputo (Mozambique).
b. This phase will start with a Planning Conference, followed by joint harbor training activities such as Damage Control, Fire Fighting, Visit Board Search and Seizure procedures, Medical Lectures, Casualty Evacuation, and Diving operations.
2. Sea Phase:
a. The sea phase of the exercise focuses on practical aspects of countering asymmetric threats, Visit Board Search and Seizure procedures, boat handling, maneuvers, and firing exercises.
b. Additionally, a joint Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surveillance is planned during this phase.

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