INS Trikand and Mumbai at Antsiranana, Madagascar
Indian Naval Ships Trikand and Mumbai visited Antsiranana, Madagascar. As part of the visit, HE Shri Subir Dutta, Ambassador of India to Madagascar along with the Commanding officers addressed a press conference onboard. The ships conducted community service at Municipal Hospice, Antsiranana and undertook general maintenance, painting and cleaning of the premises. Community service and a medical camp were also undertaken at Cap Diego Village, wherein patients were screened for diabetes, hypertension, cataract and upper respiratory infections. The ships were open to school children and Malagasy Armed Forces personnel. A reception was hosted by the Indian diaspora for the visiting crew, which was attended by HE Shri Subir Dutta, Chief of Malagasy Navy and representatives of the prefecture in addition. Five officers and three sailors of the Malagasy Navy embarked INS Trikand for sea training and experience and were exposed to bridgemanship, force protection measure drills, helicopter and VBSS operations.