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.
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.
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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