India and Egypt share warm bilateral relations and ships of the Indian Navy have frequently visited Alexandria port

Giving India-Egypt defence cooperation a boost, Indian Navy’s frontline frigate, INS Tabar arrived at Alexandria on June 27 on two-day goodwill visit.

Commanding Officer INS Tabar, Captain M Mahesh and his ship’s crew laid wreath at Alexandria Naval Unknown Soldier Memorial. The Commanding Officer also called upon Rear Admiral Ayman al-Daly, Commander of Alexandria Naval Base.

On departure from port, INS Tabar undertook a maritime partnership exercise at sea with the Egyptian Navy Ship Toushka.

The exercise included helicopter deck landing operations and underway replenishment drills. These evolutions at sea exemplified naval cooperation and interoperability between the Indian Navy and Egyptian Navy.

The goodwill visit by INS Tabar aims to strengthen strong relations between the two sides and also explore newer avenues of bolstering the relationship.