Indian naval ship visits as part of National Day celebrations |27 June 2023
On the invitation of the Republic of Seychelles to participate in the celebrations of the 47th anniversary of its Independence Day, the Indian naval ship Trishul is scheduled to visit Port Victoria from today to June 30, 2023.
A platoon of 24 sailors, led by an officer, and Indian naval ceremonial band from INS Trishul will participate in the military parade to mark the occasion, alongside the Seychelles platoons, in the spirit of solidarity on this special day.
During the visit, the commanding officer and the ship’s crew will also interact with authorities in the government of Seychelles and the Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF).
As part of the National Day celebrations, the ship will be open visitors on June 28 and will also be carrying out philanthropic activities, including visit to a home for the elderly.
In line with the robust bilateral security cooperation, prior to arriving in Port Victoria, INS Trishul undertook joint surveillance of Seychelles’ EEZ in areas identified by the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG), for which SCG personnel embarked onboard from June 25-26.
Belonging to the Talwar-class of frigates, INS Trishul was commissioned into Indian Navy in 2003. At the helm of the ship is the commanding officer, Captain Kapil Kaushik, assisted by a team of over 300 professionally and highly motivated men of the Indian Navy.
The ship has displacement of 3700 tons, a length of 125 metres, top speed of 30 knots and is equipped with a versatile array of weapons and sensors. It can carry multi-role helicopters enabling the ship to perform wide range of roles.
The visit of INS Trishul to Seychelles will further strengthen bilateral defence cooperation and security of the Indian Ocean Region, in consonance with the SAGAR (Security And Growth for All in the Region) outlook.
Press release from the Indian high commission