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Indian Navy OPV makes port call at Seychelles


INS Sunayna – a Saryu-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) of Indian Navy, during its visit to Port Victoria, Seychelles. (Photo: PIB)

NEW DELHI (BNS): INS Sunayna, an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of Indian Navy based at the Southern Naval Command, entered Port Victoria, Seychelles on June 15 in the company of Seychelles Coast Guard Ship (SCGS) Zoroaster. Zoroaster had recently completed her short refit at Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), India.

Upon arrival, INS Sunayna was warmly received by officials of Seychelles Coast Guard and Embassy of India, an official release here said.

During the ship's visit, personnel from Indian Navy and Seychelles Defence Forces will engage in official and social interactions and cross deck visits. The ship will undertake joint EEZ surveillance with the Seychelles Coast Guard during the deployment.

The visit is aimed at further strengthening the camaraderie and mutual cooperation between Indian Navy and Seychelles Coast Guard in line with the vision of SAGAR (Security & Growth for All in the Region), the release said.

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