Indian naval ship concludes visit to Namibia

18 Sep 2019 15:20pm
WALVIS BAY, 18 SEP (NAMPA) – The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tarkash Tuesday night concluded its visit to Namibia after arriving on Sunday at the Walvis Bay Port.
INS Tarkash, which translates to Quiver in English, is a stealth frigate and part of the Western Fleet of Indian Navy, based in Mumbai under the Western Naval Command.
According to the ship’s Commanding Officer, Captain Sathish Vasudev, the INS Tarkash's three-day visit is a demonstration of India’s warm ties with Namibia and its commitment to the maritime security in the region and its solidarity with friendly countries.
“India and Namibia have close and cordial political and diplomatic relations and our visits are mainly aimed at strengthening these, as well as sharing ideas and experiences,” Vasudev told the media during an on-board engagement Tuesday night.
During its visit to Walvis Bay, the ship's commanding officer paid a courtesy call on the local leaders and senior defence officers of Namibia to discuss bilateral cooperation.
The ship, which left India in June 2019, is currently on a long overseas deployment to the Mediterranean Sea, Africa and Europe.
It leaves Namibia on Wednesday and the crew's next destination is Maputo in Mozambique.
The ship is expected to travel back to India in October.