The second edition of the India Mozambique Tanzania (IMT) Tri Lateral (TRILAT) Exercise, named IMT TRILAT-2024 recently took place from March 21 to March 29, 2024.

  • INS Tir and INS Sujata represented India in this joint maritime exercise, aimed at enhancing cooperation and interoperability between the navies of India, Mozambique, and Tanzania.


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Exercise Phases :

  • The exercise was planned in two phases: a harbour phase from March 21 to March 24, and a sea phase from March 24 to March 27.
  • During the harbour phase, naval ships Tir and Sujata engaged with the respective navies at the ports of Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Maputo (Mozambique).
  • Activities during this phase included planning conferences, joint harbour training activities like Damage Control, Fire Fighting, Visit Board Search and Seizure procedures, Medical Lectures, Casualty Evacuation, and Diving operations.
  • The sea phase covered practical aspects of countering asymmetric threats, Visit Board Search and Seizure procedures, boat handling, manoeuvres, firing exercises, and a joint Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surveillance.

Significance :

  • IMT TRILAT-2024 aimed to strengthen maritime security cooperation, enhance mutual understanding, and promote goodwill among the participating countries.
  • By conducting joint training exercises, the navies of India, Mozambique, and Tanzania seeked to improve interoperability and readiness to address maritime security challenges effectively.