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Navies of India and the UAE carried out a Military Exercise

Published on August 14, 2023
Current Context: The navies of India and the UAE carried out a military exercise on August 12, 2023 as part of efforts to boost maritime security cooperation. The exercise was named Zayed Talwar and it took place off the Abu Dhabi coast.
Navies of India and the UAE carried out a Military Exercise
  • The exercise involved two Indian naval ships, INS Visakhapatnam and INS Trikand, and two UAE naval ships, Baynunah and AlFutaisi. The exercise aimed to enhance the interoperability and synergy between the two navies by cross training on tactics, techniques and procedures.
  • The exercise was also a sign of the deepening military cooperation between India and the UAE, which have been strategic partners since 2017.
  • The two countries have been working together to ensure peace and stability in the Gulf region, which has been witnessing rising tensions due to various factors such as the Iran nuclear deal, the Yemen conflict, and the recent drone attack on a merchant vessel that killed a British and a Romanian citizen.
  • The exercise also showcased the capabilities of the Indian Navy, which has been expanding its presence and influence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and beyond.


Q.1 What was the name of the military exercise between India and the UAE on August 12, 2023?
a. Zayed Sword
b. Zayed Talwar
c. Zayed Shield
d. Zayed Peace

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