INS Sunayna becomes the first naval ship to participate in a Combined Maritime Forces Exercise held at Seychelles


The Indian Naval Ship, INS Sunayna participated in the capacity building exercise Operation Southern Readiness conducted by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) at Seychelles from 24-27 September 2022.

This was the first time that an Indian Navy ship participated in CMF exercise.

A live demonstration on Visit Board Search & Seizure (VBSS) operations was also conducted onboard HMS Montrose led by the Seychelles Special forces with close support from the Indian Naval team.

The event was coordinated as part of the Distinguished Visitor's demonstration and witnessed by President Wavel Ramkalawan of the Republic of Seychelles.

 Republic of Seychelles 

It is an island republic in the western Indian Ocean. It is an African country. 

It was a French colony which has a sizeable Indian population.

Capital: Victoria 

Currency:  Seychelles Rupee

President: Wavel Ramkalawan

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