Acting India High Commissioner to Kenya H.E Mr. Ashish Sinha, paid a courtesy call to the Commander Kenya Navy, Major General Jimson Mutai at the Kenya Navy Headquarters Mtongwe, Mombasa, on Tuesday, 27 July 2021.
The two leaders held talks focusing on maritime stability and security in the high seas which is a precondition in tapping the vast potential of the blue economy.
They explored future areas of collaboration that can be exploited by the two nations to help foster bilateral and military relationship. The visit also aimed at promoting professional engagement between the two navies towards better interoperability and ways of promoting cooperation within the maritime domain.
Kenya and India recognize the importance of ensuring safe waters through shared endeavors which offer safety and prosperity of the Indian ocean.
The two nations have had cooperation in the both military and trade affairs, over many centuries, thus the discussion on maritime security in the context of indo-pacific and freedom of navigation for unhindered global trade.
The acting High Commissioner was accompanied by Captain Partha Bhatt, Commanding Officer Indian Naval Ship (INS) TALWAR and India’s Defense Advisor (DA) Captain Nitesh Garg.
The Indian Naval Ship is on an operational visit to Mombasa participating in the USA led exercise Cutlass Express 21 which officially kicked off on 26 July 2021.
Present during the visit was the outgoing Commander Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe Brigadier Thomas Ng’anga, incoming Commander Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe Brigadier Yahya Abdi, incoming commander Kenya Navy Base Manda Brigadier Peter Chelimo and incoming Commander Kenya Navy Fleet Brigadier Sankale Kiswaa.