• The two navies will jointly participate in a yoga session on May 27 at Mtongwe Naval Base.
Kenyan and Indian navies are set to engage in joint maritime exercises in Mombasa ahead of celebrations to mark 9th International Day of Yoga.
The Indian naval ship, Trishul, which is part of deployment to five African countries is expected to make a port call in Mombasa from 26th to 29th May 2023.
Marines from the two nations will engage in a wide range of professional interactions, deck visits and sports exchanges, aimed at enhancing cooperation and mutual understanding.
Indian High Commissioner Namgya Khampa in a statement said the call at the port reflects India’s cordial ties with Kenya, stretching back to the precolonial era.
She said the two navies will jointly participate in a yoga session on May 27 at Mtongwe Naval Base.
Khampa said this is part of India’s celebrations this year, which is also being performed in numerous ports around the world to form an ‘Ocean Ring of Yoga’. The worldwide celebration is set for June 21, 2023.
INS Trishul is the second frigate of the Talwar class of Indian Navy. INS Trishul was commissioned into Indian Navy on June 25, 2003, and the Kenyan navy will have a rare opportunity to access some of the best warships.
The 3,700 tonne and 125-metre long vessel is fitted with state-of- the-art equipment. It incorporates stealth features and is equipped with a versatile array of weapons and sensors and can carry multi-role helicopters. It has top speed of 30 knots and an endurance of 30 days at sea.
The ship carries crew of 30 officers and 300 sailors