INS Tarkash on three-day visit to Senegal

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Indian naval ship Tarkash will undertake a passage exercise at sea with ships of the Senegalese Navy on Friday to enhance interoperability between both navies.

The exercise will be undertaken after INS Tarkash makes a port call at Dakar in Senegal on Wednesday as part of the Indian Navy's overseas deployment to Africa, Europe and Russia. The ship is on a three-day visit to the west African nation.

Officials said the exercise will enhance communications and inter-operability between the two navies.

INS Tarkash belongs to the Indian Navy's western fleet and is one of the most potent frontline frigates equipped with a versatile range of weapons and sensors.

According to Navy officials, various dignitaries and government officials of Senegal are set to visit the ship during the three-day visit.

The Indian Navy has planned professional interactions with the Senegalese counterparts in order to further enhance co-operation between the two countries during which best practices in the two countries will be exchanged.

--IANS

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