Two warships of the Indian Navy arrived in the southwestern Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea to strengthen ties between the two countries. Indian Navy said, “Mission deployed in the Eastern IOR (Indian Ocean Region), Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri and Kolkata arrived Port Moresby on 2 August to enhance maritime partnership and cooperation with Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the South Pacific. ” on Thursday.
The Navy said, “The port call is aimed at strengthening ties between India and Papua New Guinea in the maritime domain.” Elaborating on the planned activities, the Navy said that during the port call, the crew of both ships will undertake several activities including professional interaction with Papua New Guinea Defense Forces personnel, cultural exchange, yoga sessions and ship visits. Will join. Papua New Guinea is located in the South Pacific, a sub-region of the larger Indo-Pacific and considered important from the perspective of the region’s geopolitics. China has joined
By increasing financial support and building infrastructure in the region. INS Sahyadri is the third ship of the indigenously designed and built (Project-17 class) multi-role stealth frigate and is commanded by Captain Rajan Kapoor. INS Kolkata is the country’s first indigenously designed and built (Project-15A class) destroyer and is commanded by Captain Sharad Sinsunwal. Both ships are built at Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai and are fitted with modern weapons and sensors that can address threats in all three dimensions.
Under its Act East policy, India is expanding and strengthening its ties beyond ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations), with an emphasis on strengthening ties with 14 Pacific Island countries. These 14 Pacific island countries include Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Cook Islands, Nauru, Tuvalu, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Niue, Vanuatu, Palau, Marshall Islands and Micronesia. Although Papua New Guinea, of which these islands are a part, is geographically remote, they have strategic importance for India as they are located on important sea lines of communication and important trade routes through which significant maritime trade is carried out.
Under its Act East policy, India is strengthening its ties beyond ASEAN, with an emphasis on relations with 14 Pacific island nations, including Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Cook Islands, Nauru, Tuvalu, Includes Tonga, Solomon Islands, and Samoa. Niue, Vanuatu, Palau, Marshall Islands and Micronesia. Although Papua New Guinea, which is a part of these islands, is geographically remote, they have strategic importance for India as they pass through important sea lines of communication and important trade routes. Passes through which important maritime trade is conducted.