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In a ceremony brimming with pride and partnership, the Indian Navy’s Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar, FOC-in-C, ENC, handed over the MCGS Victory to Mr. Anil Kumar Sing Dip, Commissioner of Police, Mauritius Police Force, on Monday. This marked the successful completion of the ship’s maiden refit at Naval Dockyard (Vizag) in Andhra Pradesh.

More than just a handover, the ceremony at Visakhapatnam served as a powerful symbol of the strong bond and cooperation between the Indian and Mauritian forces. The MCGS Victory, designed and constructed by M/s Goa Shipyard Ltd, was originally delivered to the Mauritius Coast Guard in September 2016.

Significance of the Refurbishment:

  • Strengthened Ties: The successful completion of the refit underscores the deep commitment to bilateral cooperation between India and Mauritius. It goes beyond mere technical assistance, fostering camaraderie and mutual understanding between the two nations.
  • Enhanced Capabilities: The refurbished MCGS Victory boasts improved operational capabilities, making it a more valuable asset for the Mauritius Coast Guard in tackling maritime challenges. This, in turn, bolsters regional maritime security.
  • Interoperability: The refit project involved close collaboration between Indian and Mauritian personnel, enhancing their ability to work together seamlessly in joint operations. This improved interoperability is crucial for effectively addressing shared maritime threats in the Indian Ocean Region.
  • The handover of the MCGS Victory stands as a testament to the growing strategic partnership between India and Mauritius. This collaboration not only benefits both nations individually but also contributes to a more secure and stable maritime environment in the region. As maritime challenges evolve, continued cooperation and capacity building initiatives like this will be essential in ensuring a peaceful and prosperous future for all.