New Delhi: A stealth frigate of the Indian Navy, currently on a two-month long deployment in the South Indian Ocean, will undertake operations in Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Mauritius aiming to provide surveillance support in the region.
This is in keeping with India's national objective of ensuring a secure and stable regional environment to allow unhindered economic and social development, not just in India, but also in the entire Indian Ocean Region.
INS Teg is scheduled will visit Port Louis from July 13-17 and July 23-26.
During the deployment, the ship will undertake joint patrolling and surveillance operations with the Mauritian National Coast Guard ships, a statement by the Navy said.
The joint patrolling is aimed at preventing piracy and illegal fishing and would help reinforce maritime security in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Mauritius.
In addition, INS Teg would also assist local authorities in providing assistance in terms of logistics and medical support to the outer islands of Agalega and St Brandon.
The Indian Navy has been deploying ships to Mauritius bi-annually since 2009 to assist in patrolling the vast EEZ of the country.
INS Teg is a state-of-the-art guided missile frigate of the Indian Navy and is based at Mumbai. With a displacement of 4000 tonne and speed of 30 knots, she is armed with the latest weapons and is capable of accomplishing a wide variety of missions.