INS Sumedha, presently deployed in the Mediterranean Sea, entered Algiers, Algeria on March 26, 2023 for an operational turn around. The ship was received at Port Algiers by officers of the Algerian Navy and officials from Embassy of India, Algiers.
The visit is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and enhancing maritime cooperation and interoperability between the two navies. It also demonstrates the Indian Navy's outreach to friendly maritime nations.
During the visit, the two navies will share best practices and experiences through cross deck visits, professional interactions, sports fixtures and cultural visits.
Indigenously built, INS Sumedha is a stealth offshore patrol vessel constructed at Goa Shipyard Ltd and is fitted with a state-of-the-art weapon and sensor package. She is routinely deployed for fleet support operations such as anti-piracy patrol, SAR, HADR, surveillance and escort missions. She can carry an Advanced Light Combat Helicopter onboard.