According to recent defense reports, India has sent a Naval warship to Abu Dhabi to participate in two naval defense exhibitions from February 20 to 25, in the reflection of India's gradual expansion of military cooperation with the United Arab Emirates.
The ship Pralaya arrived in Abu Dhabi on Friday to participate in the naval defense exhibition (NAVDEX 21) and international defense exhibition (IDEX 21), officials said. "Participation of an Indian Navy ship in NAVDEX 21 and IDEX 21 also highlights close relations between India and UAE," said a senior official of the Indian Navy.
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🇮🇳 🇦🇪 #INSPralay, an indigenous modern missile vessel of #IndianNavy arrived at #AbuDhabi to represent India in the International Defence Exhibition (#IDEX2021) & Naval Defence Exhibition (#NAVDEX) being hosted by UAE from 20 - 25 Feb 21 (1/2). pic.twitter.com/yHMwMZVPQn
Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December last in the first-ever visit by ahead of the 1.3 million-strong Army to the strategically important Gulf nation. Gen Naravane held extensive talks with senior military officials of the UAE and discussed avenues for enhancing bilateral defense cooperation.
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INS Pralaya, the second ship of the indigenously-built Prabal class missile vessel, and is fitted with an impressive load of weapons and sensors including chaff launchers and long-range surface-to-surface missiles. Navy Officials claimed that the ship is a versatile platform capable of performing a wide variety of surface warfare missions.