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India Mozambique Tanzania (IMT) maritime trilateral exercise



Source: FE

 Context: INS Sujata and INS Tir have entered the harbour phase of the India-Mozambique Tanzania (IMT) maritime trilateral exercise.



  1. Harbour Phase (March 21st to March 24th, 2024): Activities include a Planning Conference, joint harbour training sessions on various aspects like Damage Control, Fire Fighting, Visit Board Search and Seizure procedures, Medical Lectures, Casualty Evacuation, and Diving operations.
  2. Sea Phase: Focuses on practical exercises such as countering asymmetric threats, Visit Board Search and Seizure procedures, boat handling, manoeuvres, firing exercises, and joint Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surveillance.

These exercises demonstrate India’s and the Indian Navy’s dedication to bolstering maritime security and cooperation with neighbouring countries in the Indian Ocean Region while advancing SAGAR (Safety and Growth for All in the Region).


Mozambique and Tanzania

Mozambique is a country in southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Eswatini and South Africa to the southwest. The capital and largest city is Maputo.

Tanzania is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west