Indian frigate visits Nacala
The Indian Navy’s guided missile stealth frigate INS Teg on Monday, 16 November, arrived in the northern Mozambican port of Nacala. According to the Indian Government news service, the goodwill visit is aimed at strengthening the friendship between the two nations. Both are members of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), a thirty five nation body that seeks to increase maritime co-operation among navies of the littoral states of the Indian Ocean. IONS encourages the flow of information and cooperation between naval personnel.
INS Teg set sail from Mumbai at the beginning of October along with three other naval ships for a two month long deployment to east Africa and the southern Indian Ocean region. Under the command of Rear Admiral R Hari Kumar, the ships called at several points en route to Nacala.
After a stopover at the South African naval base at Simon’s Town, INS Teg took part in the India – Brazil – South Africa Maritime exercise (IBSAMAR) in the Indian Ocean.
Source:: African Armed Forces (Naval)