Al-Mohed Al-Hindi 2021
Al-Mohed Al-Hindi 2021 is the first-ever bilateral naval exercise between India and Saudi Arabia. The harbour phase of this exercise commenced on August 9 and the sea-based drills were initiated on August 11. It is taking place amid the rising diplomatic tensions in the Middle East following the drone attack on an Israeli merchant tanker off Oman. Iran is being blamed for this attack.
INS Kochi, the Indian NavyÂ’s guided missile destroyer is taking part in this exercise. The warship had participated in the Â“Zayed TalwarÂ” drill with the United Arab Emirates previously.