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INS stealth frigate to visit ports in South Africa

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NEW DELHI (PTI): INS Teg, a stealth frigate of the Indian Navy, will make port calls in South Africa from Monday as part of a three-nation maritime exercise.

The ship is scheduled to make port calls at Simon's Town and Cape Town between October 20 and November 10 and will participate in the fourth edition of the biennial India-Brazil-South Africa Maritime (IBSAMAR) exercise.

The port call at Simons Town will coincide with the visit of Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command.

INS Teg is the ninth Indian Naval ship to participate in IBSAMAR exercise to strengthen the existing bonds of friendship between the three nations. The visit also seeks to underscore India's solidarity with countries of the Indian Ocean Region, a statement by the Navy said.

The ship sailed from her base port Mumbai on October 1 as part of a four-ship Task Group headed by Rear Admiral R Hari Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet.

During the ship's stay in harbour at Simon's Town, various activities are planned including professional interaction between naval personnel.

On departure from South Africa, the ship is scheduled to make a port call at Mozambique before returning to Mumbai by end of November.

INS Teg, built at Kaliningrad, Russia, was commissioned into the Indian Navy on April 27, 2012. The ship is a guided missile Stealth Frigate with formidable arsenal.

The ship is commanded by Captain Anand Yeshwant Sardesai and is manned by a crew of 25 officers and 220 sailors.


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