INS Sunayna visit to Port Beira, Mozambique

INS Sunayna visited Beira, Mozambique from 28- 30 Jun 2023 reinforcing India’s cordial ties with maritime neighbours and vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR).

During the port call, personnel from Indian Navy and Mozambique Navy were engaged in a wide range of professional and training interactions, deck visits and sports fixtures.

As part of maritime partnership exercise, joint training sessions were conducted on various aspects of navigation, firefighting, damage control, Visit Board Search & Seize and asymmetric warfare.

Further, the ship was open for visitors from 28-29 Jun 2023.

Also, joint EEZ patrol off Mozambique coast is also scheduled as part of the deployment.

About INS Sunayna

INS Sunayna is the second Saryu-class patrol vessel of the Indian Navy, designed and constructed indigenously by the Goa Shipyard Limited.

The ship was commissioned at Kochi on 15 Oct 2013.

It is designed to undertake fleet support operations, coastal and offshore patrolling, ocean surveillance and monitoring of sea lines of communications and offshore assets and escort duties.

Two KOEL/Pielstick Diesel engines propel INS Sunayna and enable it to achieve speeds in excess of 25 knots. The ship also has an automatic power management system installed by M/s Larsen and Toubro. She is fitted with the latest Navigation, Communication and Electronic Support Systems. The armament fit include one 76 mm Gun with an electro optic fire control system, Close in Weapon Systems (CIWS) and CHAFF launchers.

INS Sunayna can also carry a helicopter. Commander Aftab Ahmed Khan, the Commanding Officer of the ship leads a crew of 8 officers and 108 sailors who are accommodated in ergonomic cabins, which provide greater crew comfort with improved management of space.