To further strengthen our strong bilateral relations
with Fiji, an Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sahyadri entered Port of Suva this
morning on a goodwill visit says a release from Ministry of Defence.
The Naval Ship is visiting Republic of
Fiji enroute to India after participation in the RIMPAC 2018 at Hawaii. During
the visit, the Indian Naval Ship personnel will have professional interaction
with their Republic of Fiji counterparts and the Ship will have an Open Day for
general public on 14 August
A Medical Camp will be organized
in collaboration with Fijian Government where the doctors from India and Fiji
will jointly perform Free Health Screening on 15 August 2018 from 1000 hours to
1630 hours at Ratu Sukuna Park, Suva where IN and RFMF bands will also perform
jointly at 1130 to 1330 hours.
Officers from INS Sahyadri, RFMF and
Indian High Commission will also be participating in mangrove/ sandalwood
planting activities on 14 August 2018 from 1600 hours to 1800 hours. The Ship
will also be celebrating the 72nd Independence Day of India in
the Port of Suva on 15 August 2018.
INS Sahyadri (F49) is the third and
latest ship among the Shivalik Class of indigenously built Stealth Frigates and
forms a part of the Eastern Fleet of Indian Navy. INS Sahyadri draws her name
from the beautiful, age-defying Western Coast (also known as Sahyadri ranges) stretching
across 1600 Kms. along the Western Coast of India.