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Post at: Oct 11 2021

Indian Navy's Maiden Exercise with Algerian Navy

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  • Indian navy’s stealth frigate INS Tabar took part in a Maritime Partnership Exercise with Algerian Navy ship 'Ezzadjer' on 29 August 2021.
  • As part of the exercise, diverse activities including coordinated manoeuvring, communication procedures and steam past were undertaken between the Indian and Algerian warships.
  • INS Tabar participated in the exercise during its ongoing goodwill visit to Europe and Africa.

About Algeria

  • Algeria is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa.
  • It borders Tunisia in the northeast, Libya in the east, Morocco in the west, Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Mali in the southwest and Niger in the southeast. 
  • The Sahara desert covers more than four-fifths of the land.
  • Algeria is the continent's biggest country, and is the world's 10th largest.
  • The capital and largest city is Algiers.

India-Algeria

  • The diplomatic relations between India and Algeria were established in July, 1962, the year Algeria gained independence from French colonial rule.
  • Since the beginning, the relations between the two countries have been warm and cordial. We have supported Algerian Liberation Movement.
  • Algeria supports India's candidacy for a permanent seat in a reformed Security Council.
  • India’s trade with Algeria was $2921million in 2018.

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