In pursuance of India’s Act East policy, Indian Naval Ship Satpura is on a visit to Singapore. The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi visited the ship and interacted with the ship's crew.
Visit of French Institute of Higher Defence Studies Delegation to Western Naval Command, Mumbai.
A delegation from the French Institute of Higher Defence Studies visited Headquarters, Western Naval Command (HQWNC) at Mumbai on 01 June 2018.
During the visit, the delegation, led by Vice Admiral Gerrard Valin (Retd), interacted with Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Chief of Staff and other senior officers of HQWNC. The delegation visited the guided missile frigate of the Western Fleet ‘INS Teg’ and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.
India and France are party to bilateral maritime security dialogue which is conducted annually. Relationship between the Indian Navy and French Navy has grown stronger and reliable over the years. Naval cooperation between the two navies is spread over a wide canvas, which inter alia includes the annual bilateral exercise VARUNA, goodwill visits by ships and high level delegation visits. Both the navies are committed towards ensuring maritime security of the Indian Ocean Region.
INSV Tarini Crew Calls on the Hon'ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind
Six women officers of The Indian Navy, who successfully circumnavigated the globe on the sailing vessel, INSV Tarini, called on the Hon’ble President on 01 June 2018. During the interaction, the crew made a presentation on various aspects of the mission, their preparation, training, and experiences during the journey. The President congratulated the crew on the success of their mission. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of Naval Staff was present on the occasion. The vessel was skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprised Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi and B Aishwarya and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, and Payal Gupta.
INS Tarangini crosses Strait of Gibraltar
INS Tarangini is presently on passage to Lisbon, Portugal as part of Lokyan 18, a seven-month long voyage with the theme ‘Sailing through Different Oceans and Uniting Nations’. The ship transited through the Strait of Gibraltar on 01 June 2018 and is scheduled to arrive Lisbon on 04 June 2018.