Indian Navy conducts 3-week sail training capsule for South African Navy
Treading the oceans under sails is an extremely challenging activity enhancing risk taking abilities
The Indian Navy on Saturday concluded a three-week sail training capsule for Republic of South Africa Navy trainee officers at Indian Navy’s Ocean Sailing Node at INS Mandovi in Goa.
A tweet by the Spokesperson of the Indian Navy in Sunday said, “Three week Sail Training capsule for Republic of South Africa Navy (RSAN) trainee officers at Indian Navy’s Ocean Sailing Node (OSN) at INS Mandovi Goa concluded on 16 Apr 22.”
“The training was conducted onboard Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, under the aegis of Indian Naval Sailing Association #INSA - apex organisation at IHQ MoD,” the Navy said in reply to its previous tweet.
“INSV Tarini had circumnavigated the globe with an all-women crew from Sep 2017 to May 2018,” it added.
“Treading the oceans under sails is an extremely challenging activity enhancing risk taking abilities as well as honing essential seamanship and navigation skills,” the Indian Navy Spokesperson said in another tweet.
It is also an effective method of imparting values of courage, camaraderie & esprit-de-corps among budding Naval Officers, the reply to the tweet.
Indian Naval Ships and Sailing Vessels regularly make port calls to South Africa.
Indian Navy Ships Tarkash and Kolkata visited Cape Town from October 1-18, 2018 and participated in the 6th IBSA Maritime Exercise (IBSAMAR).
INSV Tarini visited Cape Town from March 2-14, 2018 as part of Navika Sagar Parikrama.
The South African Army participated in the Multinational Field Training Exercise for African Nations conducted by the Indian Army at Pune in March 2019.