Indian Navy's stealth frigate INS Teg is on a two-month long deployment in the South Indian Ocean to provide surveillance support in the region, a Government of India Ministry of Defence official statement said.
It will also be patrolling the Mauritian exclusive economic zone. 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
The Navy said the deployment is in keeping with “India’s national objective of ensuring a secure and stable regional environment to allow unhindered economic and social development” in Indian Ocean Region (IOR) — more so against the increasing Chinese footprints in the region.
The ship INS Teg will visit Port Louis, Mauritius from
July 13 – 17 and July 23 – 26 respectively.
“During the deployment, the ship will undertake joint patrolling and surveillance operations with the Mauritian National Coast Guard ships. The joint patrolling is aimed at preventing piracy and illegal fishing and would help reinforce maritime security in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Mauritius,” said a Navy statement.
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 tons and speed of 30 knots, she is armed with the latest weapons and is capable of accomplishing a wide variety of missions. At the helm of the ship is the Commanding Officer, Captain AY Sardesai who is assisted by a team of professional and highly motivated men of the Indian Navy.