Indian Navy Saryu-class Offshore Patrol Vessel INS Sumedha (P58) Arrives In Perth, Australia
Indian Navy INS Sumedha (P58) is visiting Australia as a part of world celebrations for India’s seventy fifth Anniversary of Independence or ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead India’s nationwide celebrations on August 15 and mentioned the Mahotsav was “a competition of awakening of the nation, competition of fulfilling the dream of excellent governance, and the competition of world peace and growth.” The Indian Navy has deployed ships to each continent would be the sole Indian Navy ship in Australia through the Mahotsav celebrations. Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mark Hammond welcomed the Sumedha’s go to to the Port of Fremantle from August 14-17.
“I warmly welcome Indian Navy Ship Sumedha and her crew to Perth in celebration of this essential event. “The Royal Australian Navy congratulates India on the event of the seventy fifth Anniversary of Independence and the evolution of their Navy into one of many world’s best and most revered. The Indian Navy and the Royal Australian Navy have an excellent cooperative and trusted relationship solid over a few years. We now have been conducting the biennial train AUSINDEX collectively since 2015, and every time it has elevated in scale and complexity. This permits us to construct interoperability throughout floor, air, and underwater domains,” Vice Admiral Hammond mentioned.
In addition to coaching collectively in AUSINDEX, Each nations lately participated in Train Rim of the Pacific in July alongside 24 different nations, and took part in Train Malabar 2021 alongside the navies of the USA and Japan. Each Navies are wanting ahead to collaborating in Malabar once more later this 12 months with shut regional companions. These bilateral and multilateral actions are a sensible demonstration of our shared imaginative and prescient for an open, safe and affluent Indo-Pacific. Following the port go to, Sumedha will undertake interoperability coaching with HMAS Anzac earlier than heading residence.
INS Sumedha (P58) is the third Saryu class offshore patrol vessels (OPV) of the Indian Navy, designed and constructed indigenously by the Goa Shipyard Restricted. It’s designed to undertake fleet help operations, coastal and offshore patrolling, ocean surveillance and monitoring of sea strains of communications and offshore property and escort duties. The Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel INS Sumedha was launched at Goa Shipyard on 21 Might 2011, and was handed over to the Indian Navy on 11 March 2014. Saryu-class is armed with a 76 mm/62 Oto Melara gun and two 30 mm/65 AK-630 CIWS.
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