The first Training Squadron comprising Indian Naval Ships Sujata, Magar, Shardul, Sudarshini, Tarangini and Coast Guard Ship Vikram is on a four day visit to Sri Lanka starting today. This is part of their Overseas Deployment for the 100th and 101st Integrated Officers Training Course.
The deployment is aimed at broadening the horizons of young officers and officer-trainees by exposing them to the socio-political and maritime facets of different countries in the Indian Ocean Region.
The deployment will also expose the trainees onboard towards the conduct of IN warships in various evolutions at sea and port familiarisation and above all, foster the bridges of friendship with foreign nations. The Indian Navy has been imparting training to international trainees for more than four decades now.