Indian Navy ship visits Djibouti during anti-piracy patrol
Indian Navy warships have been deployed in the Gulf of Aden since 2008
INS Kolkata visited Djibouti from May 4-7 as part of the anti-piracy patrol being undertaken by the Indian Navy to ensure safe transit of merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden.
Indian Navy warships have been deployed in the Gulf of Aden since October 2008 for anti-piracy patrol to ensure safe transit of merchant vessels, the Indian Navy Spokesperson said on Twitter.
According to the Ministry of Defence, Commanding Officer of INS Kolkata Captain Prashant Handu called on Commander of the National Navy of Djibouti Colonel Ahmed Daher Djama and Commander-in-Chief of Djibouti Coast Guard Colonel Wais Omar Bogoreh during the visit.
Both dignitaries also visited INS Kolkata, along with personnel from the Djibouti Navy and Coast Guard.
"The courtesy and camaraderie exhibited by the Djibouti Coast Guard and Navy to INS Kolkata reflects the strong friendship they share with the Indian Navy," the ministry said.