Indian Navy’s First Training Squadron Arrived In Kuwait
The deployment of ships provides an opportunity in exposing the trainees to the sociopolitical, military and maritime linkages of India with friendly countries in our maritime neighbourhood.
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India's first training squadron in Kuwait
The ships of the first training squadron (1TS) comprising INS Tir, Sujata and CGS Sarathi arrived at Port Al-Shuwaikh in Kuwait and were accorded a warm welcome by senior officers of the Kuwaiti Naval forces, Border Guard and the Embassy of India officials, along with school children on Tuesday.
The ships are deployed in the Persian Gulf as part of their training deployment. The ships of 1TS, based at Kochi, are part of the Southern Naval Command, the Indian Navy’s Training Command.
According to the Ministry of Defence, the deployment of 1TS is aimed at exposing the trainees to the conduct of various evolutions at sea and port familiarisation and the present deployment also provides an opportunity in exposing the trainees to the sociopolitical, military and maritime linkages of India with friendly countries in our maritime neighbourhood.
The three-day port call includes professional engagements, cross-ship visits, community outreach and social interactions.