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INS SUNAYNA visits Mombasa, Kenya to create awareness on Ocean Ring of Yoga

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INS SUNAYNA visited Mombasa, Kenya to strengthen bilateral ties with maritime neighbours on the theme of Ocean Ring of Yoga

INS Sunayna visited Mombasa, Kenya to strengthen bilateral ties with maritime neighbours on the theme of Ocean Ring of Yoga. On arrival, the ship was received by representatives from High Commission of India. The Commanding Officer called upon Brigadier Y S Abdi, Deputy Commander of Kenya Navy and highlighted the significance of Yoga in bringing the world together.

On the occasion of International Day of Yoga on 21 June 2023, a joint Yoga session was conducted onboard with the participation of Indian Navy personnel and Kenyan Defence Forces. A Maritime Partnership Exercise was also conducted between the two navies. The crew of both Indian and Kenya Navy conducted drills in Firefighting & Damage Control, boarding exercises, asymmetric threat simulations and VBSS during the harbour phase. A HADR capsule was also conducted onboard for the Kenya Navy.

A reception in the honour of General Francis Ogolla, Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Kenyan Defence Forces was hosted onboard Sunayna by Vice Admiral Sanjay Mahindru, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff. The event was attended by Namgya Khampa, High Commissioner of India, Nairobi.

During his address, the CDF conveyed his gratitude towards friendly gesture by the Indian Navy in training the Kenya Navy personnel and expressed his commitment to continuous cooperation between both the countries. The DCNS gifted 200 life jackets to Major General Jimson Muthai, Commander of the Kenya Navy. On departure from Mombasa, INS Sunayna undertook Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Kenya Naval Ship Jasiri on 23 June 2023.

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