New Delhi. In keeping with the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment, the Naval ship Tarkash made a port call at Cadiz, Spain on August 19 for a three-day visit as part of India’s relations with Spain and commitment to enhance operational reach, maritime security and its solidarity with friendly nations.
Earlier, Tarkash had participated in bilateral exercise KONKAN-19 with Royal Navy ship HMS Defender.
INS Tarkash commanded by Captain Sathish Vasudev, is a state of the art warship of the Indian Navy equipped with a versatile range of weapons and sensors capable of addressing threats in all the three dimensions. The ship is part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet and is under the operational Command of Flag Officer Commanding–in–Chief, Western Naval Command, based at Mumbai.
The ship will also engage extensively with the Spanish Navy during its stay in the harbour. Apart from professional interactions, a number of sports and social engagements are planned, which would go a long way in enhancing cooperation and understanding between the two navies.
Ships of the Indian Navy are regularly deployed as part of Indian Navy’s mission of building ‘bridges of friendship’ and strengthening international ties. The ship visit to Spain comes amidst growing importance and convergence of national goals towards shared maritime interest and deepening of ties between both the countries.