Indian Navy ships visit Dubai, UAE

Three Indian Naval Ships, Delhi, Tarkash and Deepak under the command of the flag officer commanding Western Fleet, Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh, NM have arrived at Dubai on a four day visit.

The Mazagon Dock built guided-missile destroyer Delhi is commanded by Capt Sandeep Singh Sandhu.

INS Tarkash, the Navy’s fifth Talwar-class frigate is commanded by Capt Pradeep Singh, NM while the Fincantieri-built fleet tanker INS Deepak is commanded by Capt Sujit Kumar Chhetri.

During the visit, the crews of the Indian Navy ships will work with the UAE Navy towards enhancing co-operation between the two forces. The visiting IN ships are also likely to conduct exercises with the UAE Navy.

Indian Navy ships last visited UAE in September 2015 wherein Delhi, Deepak, Trishul and Tabar berthed at Dubai. India and UAE are also members of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), a voluntary and co-operative initiative between 30 countries of the Indian Ocean Region, which has served as a forum for sharing of information and cooperation on maritime issues. UAE hosted the 2010 edition of IONS at Abu Dhabi.