Greece and India conduct joint naval military exercises in the Mediterranean

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The Indian Navy’s Kolkata class destroyer ship INS CHENNAI was at Souda Bay in Crete on 27-29 July and held exercises with the Greek Navy in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas.

Kolkata's crew Called at the Greek Naval Base and visited the Greek Maritime Museum in the Chania region.

The crew of INS CHENNAI laid a wreath at the Commonwealth Souda Bay Memorial in Crete to pay homage to the fallen Indian soldier that fought in the British-led efforts to resist the Nazi invasion.

Indian media showed great interest in the military exercises, reporting that the "Indian Navy & Greek Navy Unite in Turkey’s backyard."

"Witness the stunning camaraderie as Indian Navy's INS Chennai and Greek warships sail together in the Aegean Sea! This joint exercise showcases advanced tactical maneuvers and aims to enhance mutual trust and understanding between the two allies," Inconnect News wrote in their video description.

"Explore India-Greece's growing defence partnership and strategic cooperation in the Mediterranean. As India's global influence grows, Greece also turned down Pakistan's request for submarine batteries due to Pakistan's alliance with Turkey, a traditional rival of Greece.

"We explore the evolving diplomatic & military cooperation between India & Greece, amidst the backdrop of Pakistan's increasing reliance on Turkey."

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