Indian Navy ship Trikand visits Tanzania

Indian Navy’s Talwar-class frigate INS Trikand has arrived at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on a three day visit, as part of it’s deployment to the East Coast of Africa and Island nations in the Western Indian Ocean.

The ship is part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet based at Mumbai under the Western Naval Command and is on a two month long deployment to the Western Indian Ocean.

The navy said the visit was aimed at enhancing bilateral ties, strengthening the existing bonds of friendship and reinforcing cooperation in maritime security between India and Tanzania. During the stay in harbour, various activities including official calls, cultural events and professional interaction between the two navies are planned.

The ship would also be open to public for onboard visits, during its stay in the harbor which last until September 9.

Trikand is the third and final ship of the second batch of Talwar-class frigates built for the Indian Navy by the Russian Yantar shipyard. The frigate officially joined the navy in June 2013.