Indian Navy deploys INS Sudarshini, strengthens maritime cooperation with Gulf countries
INS Sudarshini had professional interactions with the Royal Oman Navy, the UAE Navy and the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy.
Continuing its effort to strengthen maritime cooperation with friendly navies in the Gulf, the Indian Navy deployed INS Sudarshini for a month in the region, during which it made port of calls at Muscat, Dubai and Bandar Abbas, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement released on Sunday.
The Ministry further said that during its month-long deployment in the region, INS Sudarshini had professional interactions with the Royal Oman Navy (RNO), the UAE Navy and the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) Navy.
INS Sudarshini also participated in bilateral maritime partnership exercises with RNO and IRI for enhancing interoperability between the Navies, the Ministry said.
INS Sudarshini, during its deployment, also undertook various training exchanges, wherein sail training was imparted to trainees from the RNO and the IRI Navy and sea sorties conducted, the Ministry informed.
The ship was visited by high-level delegations and Indian diaspora during the port calls. Personnel from INS Sudarshini visited naval establishments and ships to share best practices, the Ministry added.
INS Sudarshini, built at Goa Shipyard Ltd, showcased indigenous ship building capabilities and revisited India’s historic maritime linkages with the Gulf.
As per the Ministry, personnel from INS Sudarshini visited naval establishments and ships to share best practices.
The commanding officer called on senior officers at each port and discussed bilateral training cooperation, Sail training and other areas of mutual interest.