Indian Navy ships visit Kuwait

Indian Navy ships Delhi, Tarkash and Deepak, commanded by the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh, NM sailed into Kuwait May 12 for a four day visit.

During the visit, the Indian Naval officers and Kuwait Naval Force would undertake professional interactions relating to maritime operations, including means of combating maritime terrorism and piracy.

The visiting IN ships are also likely to conduct exercises with the Kuwait Naval Force.

The Indian press information bureau said that the defense cooperation between the two countries has been steadily growing through high level visits, training exchanges and port visits by naval ships. India and Kuwait 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.

IN ships Delhi, Deepak, Trishul and Tabar last visited Kuwait in September 2015. A delegation from the Kuwait Naval Force participated in the recently concluded International Fleet Review at Visakhapatnam, India.