In Papa New Guinea, INS SAHYADRI and INS KOLKATA docked at Port Moresby.

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Indian Naval Ships (INS) Sahyadri (Frigate class) and INS Kolkata (Destroyer class) in Port Moresby, according to a tweet from the Indian High Commission in Port Moresby. will be open tomorrow, August 3rd, from 10 am to 2 pm for Indian diaspora ship visits. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this historic visit !”

Building bridges between India and the PNG Defence Forces!’, the Indian High Commission in Port Moresby tweeted. From August 2–4, 2023, the INS Sahyadri and INS Kolkata will be in Port Moresby. It is heartening to witness the Indian diaspora’s fervent welcome to our Navy. After its previous visit in June 2017, the INS Sahyadri has landed at Papua New Guinea.

“Capt Rajan Kapoor (INS Sahyadri), Capt Sharad Sinsunwal (INS Kolkata) called on Cmde Philip Polewara, DCDF with Def Attache Capt Menon & discussed bilateral defence cooperation,” the Indian High Commission in Port Moresby tweeted. During the ship’s journey to Port Moresby, they encountered HC Inbasekar S, who also joined the Indian community and the PNG media.

Notably, from June 12 to 15, 2017, the INS Sahyadri, under the leadership of Captain Anil Jaggi, and carrying more than 200 crew members, conducted a goodwill visit to Port Moresby, according to a statement posted on the website of the Indian High Commission in Port Moresby.

The relationship between India and Papua New Guinea is cordial and friendly. Since May 19, 1976, the two countries have had formal diplomatic relations. In April 1996, India established a high commission in Port Moresby.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a Sunday visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG) in May of this year. PM Modi presided over the third Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit during his visit.

During his visit, PM Modi conducted a bilateral meeting in Port Moresby with his counterpart from Papua New Guinea, James Marape, where they discussed ways to work together in the areas of business, technology, healthcare, and combating climate change. Additionally, he spoke with Bob Dadae, the governor-general of Papua New Guinea.

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