INS Trikand

Prelims- Science and Technology

a) INS Trikand is a front-line warship of the Indian Navy. It participated in CUTLASS EXPRESS'19.

b) INS Trikand is equipped with a versatile range of sensors and weapons to address threats in all the three dimensions – air, surface and sub-surface.

c) The ship has an extended endurance at sea. This makes it suitable for prolonged deployments, such as Presence and Surveillance missions and Anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Western Arabian Sea.


a) It is a multinational training exercise held from 27 Jan to 06 Feb 19.

b) The aim of the CUTLASS EXPRESS – 19 exercise was

i) to improve law enforcement capacity

ii) promote regional security

iii) progress interoperability between the armed forces of the participating nations, for the purpose of interdicting illegal maritime activity in the Western Indian Ocean.

 Source- PIB