October 5, 2022

Exercise Cutlass Express-21: Indian Navy’s INS Talwar in conduct of VBSS training

New Delhi, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Talwar is participating in the multi-national maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2021 (CE 21), being conducted in Kenya from July 26 to August 6.

In the harbour phase, which was conducted at Mombasa from July 26 -28, a team of Indian Navy Marine Commandos (MARCOS) conducted training of personnel from navies of Kenya, Djibouti, Mozambique, Cameroon and Coast Guard of Georgia.

The MARCOS shared the best practices in executing Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) operations with the participating foreign Navy sailors during the exercise, which was held at the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa.

Exercise Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity in the Western Indian Ocean.

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