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Embassy of India

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Visit of Indian Naval Ship “Sharda” to Antsiranana Port

(17-20 November 2023)

 As a symbol of India-Madagascar friendship, Indian Naval Ship  “Sharda” visited Port Antsiranana (Diana Region) from 17-20 November 2023. During the visit, the Commanding Officer of INS Sharda called on the Governor of Diana region of Madagascar H.E Mr. Taciano Rakotomanaga and other Malagasy dignitaries. 

A 5-member Indian Navy Mobile Training Team (INMTT) arrived in Antsiranana on board INS Sharda  to impart professional training to the personnel of Malagasy Navy from 20 November- 4 December 2023. During the ship visit, the personnel of Indian Navy and Malagasy Navy undertook joint training of VBSS (Visit, Board, Search and Seizure). The ship was open for local visitors on 18 November 2023. A free medical camp was conducted by Indian Navy Medical Team at the Military Hospital in Antsiranana on 19 November 2023. A special Yoga session and a friendly Volleyball match were also organized during the ship visit.

 The visit of INS Sharda has further strengthened the close and friendly ties between India and Madagascar. India will remain a reliable and  committed developmental partner for Madagascar, in line with Vision SAGAR (Security And Growth for All in the Region).