Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) with French Navy
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 on 10 to 11 March 2023.
The exercise tested a wide spectrum of developmental changes in the area of maritime security, which included activities such as cross deck landing, boarding drills and seamanship development.
The smooth conduct of the exercise reaffirmed the high level of interoperability and cooperation between the two navies.
INS Sahyadri is equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and sensors, which enable her to detect and neutralize air, surface and sediment threats.
The warship is a part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam, under the operational control of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (East).