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Indian Navy ships visited Seychelles from April 6

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

of the (1TS) INS Tarangini, INS Sujata, and ICGS Sarathi, on the last leg of their overseas deployment under Exercise Sambandh were to depart for Kochi on Wednesday, the said.

A statement said the entered Port Victoria, Seychelles, on April 6.

While had sailed from Kochi, the other three had arrived from Port Beira, after undertaking a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief mission Op Sahayata in the wake of the devastating Cyclone Idai which hit that country.

A number of exercises were undertaken in Seychelles, including a trek along the and

The ships were kept 'Open for Visitors,' amongst whom were Deck Cadets from the Maritime Academy.

On April 8,Capt. Varun Singh, the 1TS, along with other commanding officers called on Barry Faure, ambassador and secretary of state for foreign affairs, Ausaf Sayeed, of India, Clifford Roseline, of defence forces, SPDF and Simon Dine, commander, Coast Guard.

"During each call on, the efforts by the ships in carrying out HADR operations at were highly appreciated by all the dignitaries. In addition, the made visits to the Botanical Garden, and the Base. Sailors from the base also visited for training on fire fighting and damage control," the statement said.

The is currently on the last leg of its overseas deployment, known as Sambandh, the statement said.

During the deployment, the ships had first visited Port Louis, before being diverted to undertake relief operations at the Cyclone Idai affected in

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 00:05 IST