Tue, Mar 28, 2017 | updated 11:22 PM IST

Indian warships visit Port Louis, Mauritius

Updated: Sep 01, 2016 19:15 IST

New Delhi [India]. Sept. 1 (ANI): In a demonstration of India's commitment to its ties with Mauritius and to promote maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region, Indian Naval Ships Kolkata and Aditya under the Command of the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh, NM have arrived today at Port Louis on a three day visit.

INS Kolkata is commanded by Captain Rahul Vilas Gokhale and INS Aditya is commanded by Captain Vidyanshu Srivastava.

The ships are part of the Indian Navy's Western Fleet based at Mumbai under the Western Naval Command and are on a two month long deployment in the Western Indian Ocean.

The visit would contribute to further strengthening of maritime security cooperation between Indian Navy and the Mauritius National Coast Guard towards ensuring a secure and stable regional maritime environment for unhindered economic development in the region.

During the visit, professional interactions for enhancing co-operation and sharing the nuances of naval operations, including disaster management and combating maritime threats of terrorism and piracy, would be undertaken by the two forces.

Calls on senior government and military authorities, training and technical cooperation measures with NCG, sporting and cultural interactions, aimed at strengthening ties and mutual understanding between the two forces, are also planned.

India and Mauritius have very close and cordial political and diplomatic relations with a sizeable settlement of people of Indian origin settled in Mauritius.

India and Mauritius have accorded centrality to each other in their respective foreign policies.

The frequent visits by high level delegations including the Heads of State have further strengthened the bilateral relations.

Both countries have ratified a wide range of bilateral agreements, with defence cooperation being a very significant component.

Mauritius Coast Guard Ships Barracuda and Guardian, vessels built at GRSE Kolkata and 11 Fast Intercept Boats built at Goa Shipyard Limited are examples of India's commitment to capability development programme of Mauritius National Coast Guard and the deep rooted bonds between the two countries.

Defence cooperation is also undertaken in the fields of training, hydrography and Maritime Domain Awareness.

Since 2009, the Indian Navy has been deploying ships to Mauritius bi-annually to assist in patrolling the vast EEZ of the country based on request by the Government of Mauritius.

The last such deployment was by the Trikand in July 2016. Such visits also reinforce the cultural and ethnic ties between the two countries and are a testimony to the joint commitment towards maritime security in the region. (ANI)

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): While Moradabad's non-vegetarian biryani is making itself famous abroad, its taste seems to be deteriorating in Uttar Pradesh.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): A 21-year-old-woman and her friend were harassed by two police personnel today near Surajkund at Faridabad.

Full Story >>

Srinagar [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): In view of the volatile law and order situation in the Valley post the Budgam encounter, where stone pelting was also witnessed resulting in the death of three locals, Railway services will remain suspended throughout Kashmir tomorrow.

Full Story >>

Leh (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The Leh Forest department on Tuesday carried out a mass plantation drive at Council Secretariat Leh, celebrating Forest Day to spread awareness among public for safeguarding the environment.

Full Story >>

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) [India] Mar. 28 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an Office Superintendent working in the office of AEN, East Coast Railways in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 20,000 from the complainant.

Full Story >>

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Mar.28 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has secured its highest conviction order under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a drug case from a special CBI court, which convicted Allauddin Sk. for the offence of money laundering under Section 4 of PMLA.

Full Story >>

Tripura: 17-year-old girl raped, murdered

Updated: Mar 28, 2017 22:22 IST

Dharmanagar (Tripura) [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): In yet another incident of crime against women in the country, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered at Madhubari in Dharmanagar town of North Tripura district.

Full Story >>

Vishakapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): An eight-member gang was arrested on Tuesday in Vishakapatnam in connection with smuggling marijuana.

Full Story >>

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India] Mar. 28 (ANI): A delegation of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Embassy in Delhi visited Shimla on Tuesday after the students from Afghanistan were attacked in the city by local tourist guides.

Full Story >>

Surat (Gujarat) [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): Two people were arrested in Surat in connection with the seizure of Rs 42 lakhs in demonetized notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): In the wake of the civilian casualties and injuries during the stone pelting that occurred on the sidelines of the Budgam encounter in Jammu and Kashmir today, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has made a fervent appeal to the locals of the Valley to not pose as an obstruction in the path of security forces while they are combating terrorists.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Mar. 28 (ANI): Following the strike called by the meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh, the slaughter house association on Tuesday said that they do not want to make it difficult for the people and called on the state government to think about the livelihood of the shop owners.

Full Story >>

Ahmedabad (Gujarat)[India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The Meteorology Department of Gujarat on Tuesday issued a yellow warning due to rise in temperature in the state for the next 48 hours.

Full Story >>

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir.) [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): Pakistan was responsible for the violence in Budgam today, which witnessed an encounter as well as a major incident of stone-pelting in which three civilians were killed and 60 security personnel sustained injuries.

Full Story >>

Srinagar [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has stated that today's encounter with militants in Budgam was a particularly different one, as they had to fight it on two different levels- against militants and the stone pelting locals as well- informing that 40 CRPF and 20 Police personnel suffered injuries in the stone pelting.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI) A Delhi court on Tuesday reserved its order for April 12th in a fake passport case, allegedly involving noted gangster Chhota Rajan and three others.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The Congress on Tuesday termed party leader M.M. Hassan's remark on women as a personal view, making it clear that the party believes in equality.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a petition asking the CBI court to cancel YSR Congress Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy's bail in a Disproportionate Assets (DA) case, claiming that Jagan has violated the bail clause.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): Slamming the Opposition over the delaying in filling up vacancies in the statutory commissions for minorities, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu asserted that the Congress still cannot accept their defeat in the recent Assembly Elections and was coming up with 'lame reasons' to create an uproar in the House and delay the proceedings.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday sought a reply from the Centre and the Haryana Government on the plea alleging encroachment on a natural storm water drain in Gurugram which had suffered massive traffic jam due to blockage in a particular spot during rains last year.

Full Story >>