Visit of INS 'Teg' to Nacala, Mozambique
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Indian Naval Ship 'Teg', one of the most modern Guided Missile Stealth Frigates of the Indian Navy, made a port call at Nacala, Mozambique from 17-20 November, 2014. The visit was aimed at strengthening the existing bonds of friendship between the two nations.
During its stay at Nacala, various activities, including a football match between the Indian sailors and Mozambican armed forces personnel was held. As a gesture of goodwill between the two maritime nations, the ship also carried 200 Drill Purpose Rifles for the Government of Mozambique as a gift from the Government of India. These were handed over ceremoniously to Colonel Langa, Chief of Northern Provincial Council of Mozambique in the presence of the Indian High Commissioner, Shri Pavan Kapoor.
India and Mozambique have traditionally enjoyed close and friendly relations. The two countries are also members of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), a voluntary initiative between 35 countries of the Indian Ocean Region, which has served as an ideal forum for sharing information, and cooperation on maritime issues. This visit underscored India's peaceful presence and solidarity with countries of the Indian Ocean Region. Before arriving in Nacala, the ship had participated in a tri-nation maritime exercise between India, Brazil and South Africa in Cape Town.
INS 'Teg' has been built at Kaliningrad, Russia and was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 27 April, 2012. This ship is powered by four gas turbines and can achieve speeds in excess of 30 knots. Her formidable arsenal includes 'state-of-the-art' surface to surface and surface to air missiles, high caliber gun, anti-submarine torpedoes and rockets.
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