Source: The post is based on the article “INS TARKASH PARTICIPATES IN IBSAMAR VII” published in the PIB on 14th October 2022.

What is the News?

The 7th edition of IBSAMAR(IBSAMAR VII) was held at Port Gqeberha (also known as Port Elizabeth), South Africa.


It is a joint multinational maritime exercise, among the Indian, Brazilian and South Africa navies.

Objective: Strengthening maritime relations, promoting joint operational military training, combating maritime crimes, securing Sea Lines of Communication and enhancing interoperability to pursue common evolutions at sea.

The previous edition of IBSAMAR (IBSAMAR VI) was conducted in South Africa in 2018. The fifth edition of IBSAMAR was conducted in Goa in 2016.

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What is IBSA?

It is a unique Forum that brings together India, Brazil and South Africa. The grouping was formalized and named the IBSA Dialogue Forum when the Foreign Ministers of the three countries met in Brasilia in 2003 and issued the Brasilia Declaration.

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