INS SUNAYNA VISIT TO PORT BEIRA, MOZAMBIQUE
By PIB Delhi
INS Sunayna visited Beira, Mozambique from 28- 30 Jun 23 reinforcing India’s cordial ties with maritime neighbours and vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR). The Commanding Officer, INS Sunayna called on the office of the State Secretary, Republic of Mozambique and Mayor of the Municipal Council of Beira.
During the port call, personnel from Indian Navy and Mozambique Navy were engaged in a wide range of professional and training interactions, deck visits and sports fixtures. As part of the maritime partnership exercise, joint training sessions were conducted on various aspects of navigation, fire fighting, damage control, Visit Board Search & Seize and asymmetric warfare.
The ship was open for visitors from 28-29 Jun 23. As part of the Indian Navy’s community outreach programme, a medical checkup camp was organised for the local populace. More than 100 patients were provided cardiovascular, respiratory, gynaecology and maternal/paediatrics consultation in addition to general health checkups. In another social outreach activity, necessary provisions were distributed to a local orphanage at Beira. Spreading the message of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – One Family One Health’, a joint yoga session was conducted with Mozambique Navy personnel and their families onboard Sunayna. A joint EEZ patrol off the Mozambique coast is also scheduled as part of the deployment.