INS Mumbai, INS Talwar and INS Deepak, under the Command of Rear Admiral R Hari Kumar, VSM, the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, embarked on this visit to strengthen bilateral ties and reinforce cooperation in maritime security between India and Kenya.
During their stay the ships will be kept open to public.
India and Kenya have historical maritime trading links. The close knit relations between the two countries resulted in India being among the first few countries to establish a High Commission in Kenya following its Independence in 1963. Bilateral relations between the two countries have since been progressively stepped up through economic, military and diplomatic cooperation. Furthermore, the involvement of Indian Naval ships in combating piracy off the coast of Somalia since October 2008 has strengthened bilateral ties and interaction with navies in the region.
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