Sea Phase of Exercise Konkan Conducted Off Goa Coast
INS Kolkata and HMS Dragon concluded the Sea Phase of Exercise KONKAN off Goa Coast between 02 to 05 December 2018. Both ships sailed out during morning hours of 02 December and participated in a series of exercises and drills which included Asymmetric Warfare with an IN FIC simulating an attack on the ships and Combined Anti-Submarine Exercise. Subsequently, 03 December 2018 saw both ships participating in night manoeuvres and Air Defence exercises.
On 04 December 2018, the ships conducted firing exercise and boarding operations with one IN team boarding HMS Dragon and two RN teams inserting INS Kolkata by slithering and by boat. The Boarding Operations were conducted with an aim of smooth insertion and boarding drills whilst following SOPs.
Firing exercises on surface targets were also conducted on 05 December 2018 with a positive outcome followed by debrief for the sea phase of KONKAN on the same day.