The 7th edition of IBSAMAR 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.
  • The objectives of the exercise included 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 Indian Navy was represented in it by the guided missile frigate, INS Tarkash, a Chetak helicopter and MARCOS Special Forces.
  • The first edition of the IBSAMAR naval exercise was organised in 2008 to unite on democratic values, economic interests and maritime cooperation.
  • Goa hosted the fifth edition of IBSAMAR during the year 2016.
  • The previous edition of IBSAMAR (IBSAMAR VI) was conducted off Simons Town, South Africa in 2018.