Indian Navy’s warship INS Trikand is conducting a port visit to Djibouti.
The vessel entered the port on August 10 and is scheduled to stay until August 13.
Since November 2008, the port has been frequented by warships of the Indian Navy for operational tasking during anti-piracy escort missions being conducted in the Gulf of Aden. Recently, Djibouti also played a central role in ‘Operation Rahat’ in April 2015, during which Indian warships rescued over 3000 stranded Indian citizens along with citizens of 35 different nationalities from strife-torn nation of Yemen.
The evacuated people were brought to Djibouti, designated as the centre for initial evacuation by the Indian Government, for onward transfer to their countries.
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