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India & UK bilateral naval exercise 'Konkan 18' being held in Goa



India & United Kingdom bilateral naval exercise 'Konkan 18' being held in Goa: Details, Aim, Highlights

India and United Kingdom bilateral naval exercise 'Konkan 18' is being held in Goa. It is scheduled to be held from 28 November 2018 to 06 Dec 2018. 

The Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom bilateral exercise KONKAN-2018focuses to provide a platform for these two Navies to periodically exercise at sea and in the harbor, so as to build interoperability and share best practices.

The Konkan 18 harbor phase was scheduled from 28 Nov to 30 Nov 2018, followed by the sea phase from 02 to 06 Dec 18.

The Royal Navy will be represented by HMS Dragon, a Type 45 Class Destroyer equipped with an integral Wildcat helicopter. 

The Indian Navy will field INS Kolkata, the first ship of latest Kolkata class destroyers; equipped with integral seaking, besides IN submarine and maritime patrol aircraft, Dornier.

Besides exercises at sea, KONKAN-2018 will also incorporate professional interactions and sports fixtures. The 10th edition of Indo-Russian joint military exercise EX INDRA- 2018 concluded on 28 November 2018.

United Kingdom

Capital: London

Currency: Pound Sterling

Prime Minister: Theresa May


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