INS Sujata visits Port Maputo, Mozambique

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INS Sujata visits Port Maputo, Mozambique

INS Sujatha, a ship based at Southern Naval Command, Kochi, visited Port Maputo, Mozambique from 19 to 20 March 2023 as a part of overseas deployment.

An overview of the news

  • About 40 personnel from the Mozambican Navy visited the ship for cross deck training, which included a tour of the training facilities, briefing on diving ops, training on VBSS and light weapons, visual communication and maintenance of machinery and onboard sanitation.

  • Several other activities such as joint morning yoga sessions, football matches were conducted between the personnel of both the navies.

  • A reception was also organized onboard Sujata which was attended by several Indian/Mozambican dignitaries/diplomats.

  • The visit of INS Sujata to Maputo, Mozambique further enhanced mutual cooperation and bilateral relations between the two navies.

About INS Sujata

  • It is an indigenously built Offshore Patrol Vessel.

  • The ship was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 3 November 1993.

  • It is designed for coastal and offshore patrolling, surveillance missions, monitoring of sea lines of communication and escort duties.

  • It has been modified for training cadets and is part of the 1st Training Squadron at SNC, Kochi.

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