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Indian Navy’s Sumedha makes maiden visit to Port Lamu in Kenya

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Indian Navy’s Sumedha makes maiden visit to Port Lamu in Kenya
Indian Navy’s Sumedha makes maiden visit to Port Lamu in Kenya

As part of an on-going long-range deployment to Africa, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sumedha arrived at Port Lamu, Kenya on December 9, 2023.

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Indian Naval Ship Sumedha arrives at Port Lamu in Kenya. Photo Courtesy: PIB

The visit marks the maiden port name by any Indian Naval Ship on the lately developed Port in Kenya.

During the port name, personnel from each navies will interact in a variety {of professional} interactions, deck visits and sporting exchanges, geared toward enhancing cooperation and exchanging finest practices. A joint Yoga session, deck reception, medical camp and a Maritime Partnership Exercise have been deliberate as a part of the visit.

INS Sumedha is the third of the indigenously developed Saryu-class of Indian Navy. Commissioned on March 7, 2014, the ship is deployed for a number of roles independently and in assist of fleet operations.

The ship is supplied with an array of weapons and sensors and might carry multi-role helicopters. She is a part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet based mostly at Visakhapatnam and capabilities below the operational command of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.

Indian Naval ships are frequently deployed abroad as a part of Indian Navy’s mission of constructing ‘bridges of friendship’ and strengthening worldwide cooperation with pleasant international locations.

The visit is in consonance with the Prime Minister’s imaginative and prescient of Security And Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR) and seeks to additional Indo-African ties.

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