Indian Naval Ship Teg, a stealth frigate of the Indian Navy, made a port call at Nacala, Mozambique today. The goodwill visit is aimed at strengthening the existing bonds of friendship between the two nations. During the stay in harbour, various activities are planned including official calls and a reception onboard the ship.
India and Mozambique have traditionally enjoyed close and friendly relations. The two countries are also members of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), a voluntary initiative between 35 countries of the Indian Ocean Region, which has served as an ideal forum for sharing information and co-operation on maritime issues. This visit seeks to underscore India’s solidarity with countries of the Indian Ocean Region.
INS Teg sailed from her base port Mumbai on 1st October 2014 as part of a four-ship Task Group headed by Rear Admiral R Hari Kumar, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet. Thereafter, the ship participated in IBSAMAR IV, a tri-nation maritime exercise between the navies of India, South Africa and Brazil before the port call at Nacala.
INS Teg, built at Kaliningrad, Russia was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 27th April 2012. The ship is a guided missile Stealth Frigate with formidable arsenal. The ship is commanded by Captain Anand Yeshwant Sardesai and is manned by a crew of 25 officers and 220 sailors.
(Text and photo by Ministry of Defence, New Delhi)