Indian Navy, CG Ships to visit Mauritius
Further cooperation between nations.
Bilateral Cooperation: Indian Naval and Coast Guard Ships to visit Mauritius
Indian Naval Ships Tir and Sujata, along with Indian Coast Guard ShipVaruna, comprising the 1st Training Squadron, will visit Mauritius from 17 to 21 October 2015 as part of their Overseas Deployment during Autumn Term 15. The present deployment of the Training Squadron to Mauritius aims to further cement the close relations between the two nations and the two navies.In the field of naval and maritime cooperation, India and Mauritius have close, long-standing relations, covering a wide spectrum of activities and interactions, which have strengthened over recent years. On request from the Government of Mauritius, IN ships are regularly deployed to Mauritius and adjacent waters for joint surveillance of its Exclusive Economic Zone and to bolster its maritime security. These deployments provide opportunities for extensive operational and training engagements and contribute to the maintenance of good order at sea.
The first training squadron forms part of Southern Naval Command (SNC) and comprises Indian Naval Ships Tir, Sujata, Shardul, ICGSVaruna and two Sail Training Ships Sudarshini and Tarangini, all built in India. The primary aim of the squadron is to impart sea training to Naval and Coast Guard trainees, with a 24 weeks ab-initio sea training being imparted. All the trainees are trained in Seamanship, Navigation, Ship Handling, Boat Work, Technical aspects, amongst others, whilst being exposed to the rigours of life at sea, so as to earn their ‘sea legs’. Presently, four Mauritian officer cadets are also undergoing training with the squadron.
The Southern Naval Command (SNC) is the Training Command of the Indian Navy, which provides both basic and advanced training to officers and sailors of the Indian Navy. The Indian Navy has also been providing training to personnel from friendly foreign countries for more than four decades, under which more than 13 000 personnel from over 40 countries have been trained. The Indian Navy’s focused approach for providing high quality training by constantly adapting to evolving tactics and technologies, has gained it a reputation of being one of the finest training destinations.