Indian Naval warships are on a three-day visit to Greece, a Navy statement said on Tuesday.
As part of the Indian Navy's deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Africa's West Coast, four warships - INS Mumbai, Trishul, Tarkash and Aditya, arrived at Greece's Souda Bay on Monday.
The warships will engage with the Hellenic Navy during their stay. Apart from professional interactions, a number of sports and social engagements are planned, which would go a long way in enhancing co-operation and understanding between the two navies, the statement said.
The visiting ships are part of the Indian Navy's Western Naval Command, based in Mumbai. The Task Group is headed by Western Fleet's commander, Rear Admiral R.B. Pandit, who has indigenous guided missile destroyer, INS Mumbai as his flagship.
The current visit seeks to emphasise on India's peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly and like-minded countries towards ensuring good order in the maritime domain and to strengthen the existing bonds between India and Greece, the Indian Navy said
The current deployment in the Mediterranean Sea will contribute towards the Indian Navy's efforts to consolidate inter-operability and forge strong bonds of friendship across the seas, the statement added.
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