Indian Warships Visit Mombasa

Visit is part of a two-month deployment to East Africa.

Indian Warships Visit Mombasa

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. Three of the four ships, INS Mumbai, INS Talwar and INS Deepak arrived Mombasa on 15 Oct 14 towards bolstering bilateral ties and reinforcing cooperation in maritime security between India and Kenya.

India and Kenya have historical maritime trading links and evidence of this interaction is available through the sizable Indian diaspora settled in Kenya. 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. The involvement of Indian Naval ships in combating piracy off the coast of Somalia since October 2008 has further strengthened bilateral ties and interaction with navies in the region.

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