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INS Kesari arrives at Comoros to provide technical assistance

INS Kesari arrives at Comoros to offer technical help | Information

New Delhi: Indian Naval Ship Kesari arrived on the port of Moroni, Comoros on Friday (January 7) to increase technical help to the Comorian Coast Guard. The go to got here in response to the request made by the Chief of Comorian Coast Guard Commander Moudjib Rahmane Adane to the Indian Navy throughout his go to to India in November of final yr to take part within the Goa Maritime Conclave. The request was to offer technical help in repairing a grounded patrol vessel P002-M’ kombozi.
A launch by Indian mission to Antananarivo is concurrently accredited to Comoros mentioned,” India has at all times been a dependable responder to the requests made by Comoros”, including, “go to of INS Kesari displays India’s dedication to work along with Comoros, its maritime neighbour and associate within the Indian Ocean Area.”
The discharge highlighted that “India stays dedicated to additional strengthening its growth partnership with Comoros that aligns with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s imaginative and prescient of SAGAR that stands for Safety And Development for All within the Indian Ocean Area.”
Curiously, the ship docked on a day when Chinese language overseas minister Wang Yi was within the nation. Chinese language FM is on a go to to Africa and had earlier visited Ethiopia and Kenya. Go to to Comoros comes whilst Beijing has been making an attempt to extend its presence and engagement within the Indian ocean and the African continent. Comoros is strategically situated on the northern finish of the Mozambique Channel within the Indian Ocean between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique.
Not for the primary time, INS Kesari docked in Comoros. In June 2020 the Indian Naval Ship had provided a consignment of COVID-19 associated important medicines from India. Arrived on board a 14-member Indian Medical Help Crew to work with the Comorian well being authorities in coping with the pandemic and dengue fever.
Apart from INS Kesari, March 2021 noticed Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa delivering 1000 metric tonnes of rice to the Indian ocean Island nation.
There have been high-level engagement between the two sides. India’s vp Venkaiah Naidu visited the nation in 2019 throughout which 6 MoUs have been signed, together with in Cooperation within the Discipline of Defence.
 Comoros overseas minister Dhoihir Dhoulkamal visited India in February 2021 to take part n the Aero India 2021 and IOR Defence minister conclave in Bengaluru.  India final yr additionally educated 12 diplomats from the nation through the 1st Particular Course for diplomats from the Indian Ocean Area (IOR) organized by Sushma Swaraj Institute of Overseas Service (SSIFS), Delhi.
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