Three of the four Indian Navy ships currently on deployment to East Africa and the South Indian Ocean region, INS Mumbai, INS Talwar and INS Deepak, arrived in Saint Denis port of the Reunion island, France on 27 Oct 14.
The visit aims towards bolstering bilateral ties and reinforcing cooperation in maritime security between India and France.
India and France have traditionally maintained close and friendly relations with bilateral cooperation being extended to various fields.
The current visit seeks to underscore India’s solidarity with friendly countries of the region to strengthen the existing bonds of friendship between India and France.
During the stay the ships would be kept open to public. In addition, various cultural events and games between the two navies are also scheduled.
Indian Naval Ships Mumbai, Talwar, Teg and Deepak under the Command of Rear Admiral R Hari Kumar, VSM, the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, are on a two-month long Overseas Deployment to East Africa and the South Indian Ocean region.
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