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22nd March, 2024 Security


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India - Mozambique - Tanzania is trilateral exercise scheduled from 21-29 Mar 24.


About the Exercise

  • It is a trilateral maritime exercise between India - Mozambique – Tanzania.
  • The first edition of IMT TRILAT exercise conducted in Oct 22, saw participation of INS Tarkash with the Tanzanian and Mozambique Navies.

The current edition

Harbor phase

  • Naval ships Tir and Sujata will engage with the respective Navies at the ports of Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Maputo (Mozambique).
  • This phase would begin with a Planning Conference followed by conduct of joint harbour training activities like Damage Control, Fire Fighting, Visit Board Search and Seizure procedures, Medical Lectures, Casualty Evacuation and Diving operations.

Sea phase

  • The sea phase of the exercise covering practical aspects of countering asymmetric threats, Visit Board Search and Seizure procedures, boat handling, manoeuvres and firing exercise.
  • A joint EEZ surveillance is also planned during the sea phase.
  • The exercise will conclude with a joint debrief scheduled at Nacala (Mozambique).


  • INS Tir, an indigenously built cadet training ship based at SNC, Kochi.
  • INS Tir joined First Training Squadron on 01 April 1986.

INS Sujata

  • INS Sujata an indigenously built Offshore Patrol Vessel.
  • The ship was commissioned in Indian Navy on 03 November 1993.
  • The ship is designed to undertake coastal and offshore patrolling, surveillance missions, monitoring of sea Iines of communication and escort duties.


Ports of Zanzibar located in which country?

  1. Tanzania
  2. Mozambique
  3. South Africa
  4. Kenya

Answer A