India's Participation in Seychelles Independence Day Celebrations

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The Indian Navy contingent joined Seychelles Defence Force personnel and Seychelles citizens for the Independence Day celebrations.

  • INS Kolkata, an indigenously built stealth guided missile destroyer of the Indian Navy, was deployed at Port Victoria, Seychelles on the occasion of Seychelles Independence Day on 29 Jun 22.

  • A marching contingent of Indian Navy personnel accompanied by a musical band participated in the military parade held at the Unity Stadium in Roche Caiman on 3 July.

  • The deployment marked the continued participation of the Indian military contingent in the Seychelles National Day since 1976.

  • INS Kolkata

  • It is a stealth guided missile destroyer.

  • BrahMos missile and Barak 8 missiles were test fired from INS Kolkata in 2015.

  • It was constructed at Mazagon Dock Limited and was handed over to the navy on 10 July 2014 after completing its sea trials.

  • It was officially commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a ceremony held on 16 August 2014. 

  • Seychelles 

  • It is an island republic in the Western Indian ocean . It is a part of Eastern Africa .

  • Capital : Victoria

  • President : Wavel Ramkalawan

  • Currency : Seychelles rupee

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