INS Sumedha made a port call at Walvis Bay, Namibia.
- INS Sumedha in continuation with Indian Navy’s mission-based deployment to West Africa and Atlantic made a port call at Walvis Bay, Namibia.
- This port call is a manifestation of India’s warm ties with Namibia, its commitment to enhance maritime security and demonstrate solidarity with friendly nations.
- Built by: Goa Shipyard Limited.
- INS Sumedha is an indigenously built Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel.
- It is part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam.
- It is the third ship of the indigenous Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) Project to be inducted into the Indian Navy.
- It is deployed for multiple roles independently and in support of Fleet Operations.
- Its primary role is to undertake EEZ surveillance, anti-piracy patrols, fleet support operations, providing maritime security to offshore assets and carry out escort operations for high value assets.