India United Kingdom exercise Konkan 18 begins in Goa

India United Kingdom exercise Konkan 18 begins in Goa

India United Kingdom exercise Konkan 18 begins in Goa

The naval exercise Konkan 18 between India’ Navy and the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom will be conducted from November 28 to December 6, 2018 off Goa.


The Bilateral KONKAN exercise provides a platform for the two Navies to periodically exercise at sea and in harbour, so as to build interoperability and share best practices.

The KONKAN series of exercises commenced in 2004, and since then has grown in scale.

KONKAN-2018 will be conducted from 28 Nov to 06 Dec 2018 off Goa with units participating from both navies.

The Royal Navy will be represented by HMS Dragon, a Type 45 Class Destroyer equipped with an integral Wildcat helicopter.

The Indian Navy will be represented by INS Kolkata, the first ship of latest Kolkata class destroyers, equipped with integral Seaking and an IN submarine. In addition, IN maritime patrol aircraft, Dornier will also participate in the exercise.

The exercise is aimed at deriving mutual benefit from each others’ experiences and is indicative of the continuing cooperation between the two countries.

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