INS Tarangini is the sail training ship of India. The ship is now providing training to naval officers of Qatar. It is training six officers on their voyage course starting from Muscat and heading to Doha.
Rahul Mehta, who is the captain of the ship and also the commander confirmed about this news and said “INS Tarangini is for sail training. People come on the ship for training and the ship always has nearly 30 people to impart and take training.”
He explained “Yes, six Qatari naval officers sailed with and we started the sail Muscat which ended at Doha. Providing training to them was a different experience for me, but I enjoyed this a lot. It was a good experience. During the training, they learned many skills along with they get the knowledge of how India navy ships work.”
Tarangini was docked at the Doha Port and now it is on a maiden visit of three-day to Qatar. The ship will leave from Qatar soon. An officer’s team of Qatari Naval visited on the ship to familiar with the ship and for that, a familiarization event was also arranged. During the event the Indian embassy, defense attaché Capt Kapil Koushik was also there.
Koushik explained “For navies of both the countries, we have many training activities and all the activities are bilateral. At the harbor, the senior officers of Qatar navy were present and we had training related interactions with them. From a ship, a team visited the naval base of Qatar and a team from Qatar naval is visiting the ship soon.”
“With this training, we are endeavoring to improve the maritime cooperation between the two the countries. Certainly, both of us have further opportunities for taking training in the coming time. The training took six days from Muscat to Doha. In these six days, we showed the naval team of Qatar how things are getting operated on the sea,” He said.