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India, France conduct Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX)

Indian Navy’s indigenously built guided missile frigate, INS Sahyadri participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) with French Navy (FN) ships FS Dixmude, a Mistral Class Amphibious Assault Ship and FS La Fayette, a La Fayette Class Frigate, in the Arabian Sea. The partnership exercise was conducted on March 10-11.

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Significance of The Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX):

According to the Ministry of Defence, the exercise witnessed a wide spectrum of evolutions at sea which included cross-deck landings, boarding exercises and seamanship evolutions. The seamless conduct of the exercise reaffirmed the interoperability and high level of cooperation between the two navies.

INS Sahyadri and Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX):

INS SAHYADRI (F49) | International Fleet Review 2013 INS Sah… | Flickr

INS Sahyadri is fitted with state-of-the art weapons and sensors, which makes her capable of detecting and neutralising air, surface and sub-surface threats. The ship is a part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam, under the operational control of FOCinC (East), said the Defence Ministry statement.

  • INS Sahyadri is indigenously built. It is a guided missile frigate.
  • It is capable of detecting and neutralizing air, surface, and sub-surface threat as it is fitted with world-class weapons and sensors.

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