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Press Release - INS Tarangini's Visit to London

Posted on: August 17, 2022 | Back | Print

High Commission of India




On the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – celebration of 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, INS Tarangini, the first Sail Training Ship of the Indian Navy, deployed from Kochi, India as part of Lokayan 22 is making a port call at London, UK from 14-18 August 2022. 

INS Tarangini’s port call at London is part of the Government of India’s celebrations of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostav through visits of Indian Navy ships to foreign ports in every continent, except Antarctica. For the continent of Europe, London is the chosen destination for the port call and commemorative activities by INS Tarangini.  

INS Tarangini is a ‘Three Masted Barque’ which was built in Goa Shipyard and was commissioned on 11 November 1997. The ship has steamed over 2,61,500 nautical miles and is in her silver jubilee year of commission. Over the years, the ship has been deployed extensively for various missions and has successfully undertaken Circumnavigation (2003-04) and four LOKAYANs (2005, 2007, 2015 and 2018). The ship is presently commanded by Cdr Praveen Kumar and a total of 25 Sea trainees are embarked onboard for Sail Training. INS Tarangini provides the budding officers of Navy, a first-hand experience of life onboard a sailing ship and also broadens their horizon about the cultures, traditions and customs of other countries and paves way for interactions with foreign navies.

On the occasion of Independence Day, a Colours ceremony (flag hoisting) was held in the ship in the morning of 15 August 2022 followed by Independence Day reception near the ship’s berth in the evening. The reception included cultural performances and a visit to the ship for the guests. More commemorative activities to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostav (India@75) including a painting competition, yoga practice are planned during INS Tarangini’s stay in London.