In a bid to enhance bilateral engagements and engage in friendly naval exercises, four frontline ships of Indian Navy have been deployed to seas of East Africa and South Indian Ocean, marking stepped up maritime cooperation with the countries of the region.
As the navies of India and Indonesia engaged in a joint exercise on the waters off Indonesia, India`s Ambassador Gurjit Singh said the country is committed to furthering close defence ties with Indonesia.
India`s stealth frigate INS Shivalik on Wednesday took part in rare drills with Chinese and Pakistan naval ships in multilateral maritime exercises held off China`s coast to celebrate 65th anniversary of its navy.
The four-day joint Naval exercise `MALABAR 2013` in the Bay of Bengal between the US and India, providing an opportunity to advance multinational maritime relationship and mutual security issues, began on Thursday.
A French Carrier Strike Group, including a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and submarines, will take part in the bilateral naval exercise `Varuna 10` with the Indian Navy starting on Friday off the west coast in Arabian sea.