Indian Naval Ships sail to Sri Lanka on a four-day visit as part of Overseas Deployment for Integrated Officers Training Course
The first Training Squadron comprising Indian Naval Ships Sujata, Magar, Shardul, Sudarshini, Tarangini and Coast Guard Ship Vikram is on a four day visit to Sri Lanka starting today.
This is part of their Overseas Deployment for the 100th and 101st Integrated Officers Training Course.
The deployment is aimed at broadening the horizons of young officers and officer-trainees by exposing them to the socio-political and maritime facets of different countries in the Indian Ocean Region.
The deployment will also expose the trainees onboard towards the conduct of IN warships in various evolutions at sea and port familiarisation and above all, foster the bridges of friendship with foreign nations.
The Indian Navy has been imparting training to international trainees for more than four decades now.
Flag Officer C-in-C, Southern Naval Command Vice Adm AR Karve flagged off INS Tarangini, a Sail Training Ship of the Indian Navy from the Naval Base, Kochi for a seven month-long voyage to Europe with theme ‘Sailing through different Oceans and Uniting Nations’ on 10 Apr 2018. pic.twitter.com/U5CWAGZCHM
— A. Bharat Bhushan Babu (@SpokespersonMoD) April 10, 2018