New Delhi: Four warships of the Indian Navy have arrived in Souda Bay in Greece on a three-day visit.
The ships — INS Mumbai, INS Trishul, INS Tarkash and INS Aditya — are part of the Indian Navy’s Overseas Deployment (OSD) to the Mediterranean Sea and the West Coast of Africa. The ships arrived in Souda Bay yesterday.
“The warships will engage with the Hellenic Navy during their stay in the country,” the Navy said in a statement. The four warships are part of the Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command and are based in Mumbai.
“The Task Group is headed by Rear Admiral RB Pandit, the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, who is flying his flag on the indigenous guided missile destroyer, INS Mumbai.
“The current visit seeks to underscore India’s peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly and like-minded countries towards ensuring good order in the maritime domain,” the Navy said. An MoU for defence cooperation between India and Greece was signed in 1998.