The ships were accorded a warm welcome by senior officers of the Kuwaiti Naval forces, Border Guard and the Embassy of India officials besides school children (Images courtesy: Indian Navy)
The Indian Naval Ships of First Training Squadron (1TS) comprising INS Tir, Sujata and CGS Sarathi deployed in the Persian Gulf as part of their training arrived at Kuwait’s Port Al-Shuwaikh, earlier this week.
The ships were accorded a warm welcome by senior officers of the Kuwaiti Naval forces, Border Guard and the Embassy of India officials besides school children. The three-day port call includes professional engagements, cross ship visits, community outreach and social interactions.
Glimpses of Special Reception on INS TIR,INS SUJATA and Indian Coastguard Ship SARATHI at Al-Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait (Oct 5).Overwhelming participation by Kuwaiti officials,Ambassadors and community members. Mesmerizing Cultural performances.@MEAIndia @indiannavy @AmritMahotsav pic.twitter.com/U5bKg6pK00
— India in Kuwait (@indembkwt) October 6, 2022
The ships of 1TS, based at Kochi, are part of the Southern Naval Command, Indian Navy’s Training Command.
The deployment of 1TS is aimed at exposing the trainees towards conduct of various evolutions at sea and port familiarisation. The present deployment also provides an opportunity in exposing the trainees to the sociopolitical, military and maritime linkages of India with friendly countries in our maritime neighbourhood.
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