Indian Warships in Saudi Arabia
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Indian Warships in Saudi Arabia

Indian Navy reaches Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Indian Warships in Saudi Arabia

As part of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to the West Coast of Africa and the Mediterranean Sea, three Indian warships, INS Mumbai, INS Trishul and INS Aditya, arrived at Jeddah on May 16, 2017 for a three-day visit. The warships will work closely with the Saudi Arabian navy during their stay. Sports and social engagements are also planned, which would go a long way in enhancing co-operation and understanding between the two navies of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

The visiting ships, headed by Rear Admiral RB Pandit, the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet (FOCWF), are part of the Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command.

Indian Naval assets have been increasingly deployed in recent times to address the main maritime concerns of the region, including piracy off the coast of Somalia. In addition, the Indian Navy has also been involved in assisting countries in the Indian Ocean Region with Hydrographic Survey, Search and Rescue and other such capacity-building and capability-enhancement activities.


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