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Indian Navy Officers in PNG to train local soldiers

Indian Navy Ship in Port Moresby. Photo: Indian Navy 
INDIAN navy officers are in Papua New Guinea to train local soldiers and enhance further the bilateral co-operation.

Indian Navy ship INS Sahyadri captained by Sanjay Vatsayan is here to underscore India’s peaceful presence and solidarity and ensure good order in the maritime domain and to strengthen existing bonds.

This is also to further enhance the bilateral relationship forged during the state visit of the President Pranab Mukherjee in April last year when a number of constructive discussions were held on the shared desire to enhance the ties of friendship and co-operation that defined the relationship between the two countries.

During the stay in Port Moresby, various activities such as official calls, formal reception on board ships, ships open to visitors, guided tours for Indian naval personnel, professional interaction between naval personnel of both the nations and community welfare activities have been planned.

Indian naval assets have been increasingly deployed in recent times to address the main maritime concerns of the region.

In addition, as part of the Indian government’s vision of SAGAR (security and growth for all in the region), the Indian Navy has also been involved in assisting countries in the Indian Ocean region with EEZ surveillance, search and rescue, and other capacity-building and capability-enhancement activities.

The current deployment will contribute towards the Indian Navy’s efforts to consolidate inter-operability and forge strong bonds of friendship across the seas. In the past few decades, India has made substantial advances in terms of designing and building warships indigenously and the visiting ships bear testimony to these capabilities.

INS Sahyadri, a multi-role stealth frigate, is commanded by Captain Anil Jaggi.

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