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Indian Navy warships set off for Oman

delhi Updated: Dec 08, 2009 20:19 IST

Two Indian Navy warships Tuesday set off for Oman on Tuesday to take part in a bilateral naval exercise beginning Dec 11, an official said.

"Guided missile frigate INS Ganga and stealth frigate INS Talwar will be participating in the exercise 'Naseem Al Bahar'," Indian Navy spokesman Commander P.V.S. Satish said.

This is the seventh edition of the Indo-Oman bilateral naval exercise. It will conclude Dec 16.

"The Royal Navy of Oman's flotilla will comprise of corvette Qahir Al Amwaaj with a helicopter, missile boat Al Batnah, coastal resupply vessel Al Maded and landing ship Temsah. Several aircraft from Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) will also take part in the exercise, including maritime patrol aircraft and Jaguars," Satish added.

The "Naseem Al Bahr" series of joint exercises is a part of the growing cooperation, specially naval, between India and Oman. This series of exercises began in 1993 and has grown in scope and complexity over the years.