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).
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