INS Tabar undertook a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the Sudanese Navy on 10 Sep 21 as part of her on going good will visit to Europe and Africa.
This was the first ever PASSEX between the Indian Navy and the Sudanese Navy in the last several years. It was undertaken in the Red Sea off the Sudanese coast. Two ships of the Sudanese Navy, Almazz and Nimer, participated in the PASSEX with INS Tabar and her integral Chetak helo.
The ships undertook diverse evolutions during this landmark PASSEX. These included co-ordinated manoeuvring, replenishment at sea procedures, aerial light transfer by helo, maritime interdiction operations and communication procedures The PASSEX was very beneficial to understand the concept of operations followed in the respective Navies and thus enhance interoperability between the two Navies and expand the possibility of combined operations. The PASSEX concluded with a customary Steam Past between the ships to bid farewell to each other.