July 12, 2015 12:00:00 am
The INS Teg, a stealth frigate of the Indian Navy will be patrolling the Mauritian exclusive economic zone during its two-month deployment in the South Indian Ocean. The Navy said the deployment is in keeping with “India’s national objective of ensuring a secure and stable regional environment to allow unhindered economic and social development” in Indian Ocean Region (IOR) — more so against the increasing Chinese footprints in the region. The ship INS Teg will visit Port Louis, Mauritius from July 13 – 17 and July 23 – 26 respectively.
“During the deployment, the ship will undertake joint patrolling and surveillance operations with the Mauritian National Coast Guard ships. The joint patrolling is aimed at preventing piracy and illegal fishing and would help reinforce maritime security in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Mauritius,” said a Navy statement.
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