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Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa arrives at port of Antsiranana, Madagascar with a Naval Training Team

Posted on: March 12, 2021 | Back | Print

INS Jalashwa reached the port of Antsiranana, Madagascar today with an Indian Naval training team on-board. The Indian Naval training team will be deployed in Madagascar for capacity building and training of the Malagasy Special Forces for two weeks.

India and Madagascar share wide cooperation in defence sector.  A MoU for Defence Cooperation was signed between India and Madagascar in March 2018 during the visit of the Hon’ble Rasthrapatiji to Madagascar and several bilateral cooperation projects in the area of defence are under discussions between the two countries.

A 4-member delegation led by H.E. Major General Léon Jean Richard RAKOTONIRINA, Minister of National Defence, Republic of Madagascar visited India from 3rd-5th February 2021 to participate in the Aero India 2021 and IOR Defence Ministers Conclave at Bengaluru.

INS Jalashwa will leave for Comoros to deliver 1000 metric tonnes of rice and then will head to the Port of Ehoala in Madagascar to deliver a consignment of 1000 metric tonnes of rice and 100,000 tablets of HCQ to help Madagascar in dealing with the drought situation in South Madagascar.

The supplies of food assistance and support for capacity building to Madagascar is in line with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of SAGAR and India’s time-tested role as a net security provider in the Indian Ocean Region.