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IBSAMAR:India, Brazil, SA warships begin maritime exercise .

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    New Delhi: Indian warships today began a trilateral exercise with the navies of Brazil and South Africa in Durban off the African coast as part of their efforts to build inter-operability in carrying out maritime operations.

    Four warships including a destroyer and two frigates from the Navy's Western Fleet are participating in the biennial India-Brazil-South Africa Maritime (IBSAMAR) exercise, which would focus on visit-board-search-seize, anti-air and anti-submarine operations, apart from naval warfare manoeuvres such as fuelling in mid sea.



    The exercise comes in the middle of a two-month long deployment of the Indian warships off the African coast when they also sail to Mauritius and Seychelles for carrying out anti-piracy patrols and visit ports in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa.

    A Navy officer said here that the deployment would provide the Indian Navy "good opportunity to re-establish and further relations" with the navies of the African continent in areas of training and passage exercises.

    "The exercise is to develop interoperability among the three navies so that they could carry out joint operations during times of need in the high seas," the officer said.

    Indian naval destroyer INS Mysore, frigates INS Tabar and INS Ganga along with tanker INS Aditya have joined IBSAMAR exercise. Brazil is participating with its warships, while South Africa has brought their submarines.

    "This is the second edition of IBSAMAR. The first edition was held in 2008. This year's exercise is a much more complex than the previous one," the officer said.

    This time there would be no aerial fleet of the Indian Navy participating in the IBSAMAR exercise, though South Africa was bringing in their aircraft, he added.

    IBSAMAR is being held around the South African coast and there would be visits to Durban, Cape Town, Simon's Town and Port Elizabeth as part of the exercise.

    India is the lead Navy for this edition of IBSAMAR and Brazil will take upon the role in the next edition to be held in 2012.
     
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    Good find, post more pics if possible :)
     
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    SAS SPIOENKOP in False Bay as she departs for Exercise IBSAMAR II
     
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    Lynx Helicopter being secured on board SAS DRAKENSBERG
     
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    Ships in formation as they sail to Durban as part of Exercise IBSAMAR II
     
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    WO2 Dove landing an Oryx Helicopter on board SAS DRAKENSBERG during Flying Station Exercises
     
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    Exercise IBSAMAR II Underway

    Articles and Photos by AB Nkululeko Zulu

    Exercise IBSAMAR stems from a tri-lateral government co-operation initiative between the countries of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA). An Initial Planning Conference (IPC) for Exercise IBSAMAR II was held in Mumbai, India over the period 12-16 October 2009. This was consequently followed by a Final Planning Conference (FPC) held at the Submarine Training School in Simon’s Town on 6 August 2010 which continued until the commencement of the exercise on 6 September 2010.

    The exercise is a maritime interaction and co-operation by the three countries, spanning two oceans and encompassing similar objectives of promoting tri-lateral exchange of information, international best practices, technologies and skills. Exercise IBSAMAR II will be conducted along the South African coastline with South Africa the host country, India the lead country and Brazil as the support country.

    The participating ships from India are INS MYSORE, INS GANGA, INS ADITYA and INS TABAR, with the Brazilian ship being BNS NITEROI. The South African contingent consists of SAS DRAKENSBERG, SAS AMATOLA, SAS SPIOENKOP, SAS CHARLOTTE MAXEKE, SAS QUEEN MODJADJI I and SAS GALESHEWE.

    In support of the maritime exercise the SA Navy Band will conduct a performance in collaboration with the Drakensberg Boys Choir on 10 September 2010 at the Ethekwini City Hall. The event will be followed by a Right of Entry Parade into the City of Durban on 11 September 2010. The Mayor of Ethekwini and a number of high profile dignitaries from Kwa-Zulu Natal have been invited to attend the event.
     
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    The caption above needs a correction: The ship in the foreground is the Frigate "Niteroi" of the Brazilian Navy. Check out the "Ikara" missile launcher on the quarter-deck. The Niteroi class of ships were a British design ( Type-21, Amazon class) some of which were put together in Brazil. The Type-21 ships were not a particularly successful design: being poorly armed, with structural integrity issues (prone to develop cracks) and with poor sea-keeping in rough seas. The RN sold their surviving 6 Type-21 ships to Pakistan as the Tariq class. They are: Babur,Tariq,Khaibar,Shah Jahan,Badr,Tippu Sultan. These ships are rather old and are due to be replaced by the "Oliver Hazard Perry" (OHP) class being transferred by USA as aid.
     
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    ^^oh yes,well,i even did not noticed the Brazilian flag while posting i am sorry,i only noticed the Pennant number,but by then i want to also make a correction,the frigate designated as F44 in Brazilian navy is Frigate Independencia and yes offcourse Niteroi class ships
     
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