Annual Bilateral Maritime Exercise – Konkan 2023.

  • The annual bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of UK- Konkan 2023 was conducted off the Konkan coast of the Arabian Sea from March 20 to 22, 2023.
  • Guided Missile Frigate INS Trishul and Type 23 Guided Missile Frigate HMS Lancaster participated in the exercise and carried out a series of sea exercises to enhance interoperability and adopt best practices.
  • The exercise covered all areas of maritime operations air, surface and sub-surface.
  • In addition, gunnery shoots on surface inflatable target ‘Killer Tomato’, helicopter operations, anti-air and anti-submarine warfare exercises, visit board search and seizure (VBSS), ship maneuvers and personnel exchanges were also included.
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