Reinforcing the Indian Navy commitment to maritime security, INS Tarkash is currently mission-deployed in the Gulf of Guinea for Anti-piracy operations. As part of deployment, the ship participated in a Joint Maritime Exercise with Nigerian Navy Patrol Ships NNS Kano, Osun, Sokoto and Nguru from 12 to 13 September 2022. The exercise provided an opportunity to strengthen interoperability between the Indian and Nigerian navy in various facets of maritime operations like anti-piracy, assistance to vessels in distress, SAR drills, Anti-Air and Anti-Surface operations. It also helped enhance skills for maritime interdiction and counter-piracy operations. The exercise marked the first joint operational deployment by India and Nigeria in support of anti-piracy operations in GoG.