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INS Sunayna : Entered Port Victoria

INS Sunayna : Entered Port Victoria

INS Sunayna entered Port Victoria, Seychelles on 15 Jun 24 in the company of Seychelles Coast Guard Ship (SCGS) Zoroaster and aims to strengthening the camaraderie and mutual cooperation between Indian Navy and Seychelles Coast Guard in line with the vision of SAGAR (Security & Growth for All in the Region).

  • INS Sunayna is a Saryu class Offshore Patrol Vessel which was commissioned at Kochi.
  • It is based under Southern Naval Command and is built at Goa Shipyard Limited.
  • The warship is designed to undertake fleet support operations, coastal and offshore patrolling, ocean surveillance and monitoring of Sea Lines of Communications and offshore assets, and escort duties.
  • It can achieve speeds of 25 knots.
  • The ship also has an automatic power management system.
  • It is fitted with the latest Navigation, Communication and Electronic Support Systems.
  • Other Sarayu class includes the INS Sumitra and INS Sumedha.

SAGAR (Security & Growth for All in the Region) initiative:

  • It is an Indian foreign policy doctrine that was introduced in 2015.
  • The aim of SAGAR is to enhance cooperation and mutual trust between India and its neighbouring countries, particularly in the Indian Ocean region.