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French Navy Ship Aconit Visits From Mumbai 28 Oct to 02 Nov 22


French Navy Ship Aconit Visits From Mumbai 28 Oct to 02 Nov 22

French Navy Ship Aconit was on a goodwill visit to Mumbai from 28 Oct to 02 Nov 22. The ship is under the command of Commander Jean-Bertrand Guyon and is one of the five La Fayette Class frigates of the French Navy. The frigate had earlier visited Visakhapatnam in 2015.

The Commanding Officer, Commander Guyon, called on Vice Adm Krishna Swaminathan, Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command and interacted with him over issues of mutual interest.

During the stay at Mumbai, the ship's crew had professional and social interactions with personnel of the IN. The visit culminated with an exercise at sea with a warship of the IN's Western Fleet.
 
Over the decades, cooperation between India and France has grown exponentially in various defence related fields. The current visit of FNS Aconit to Mumbai is a reflection of the growing cooperation between the two navies and their enhanced interoperability. With peace and stability in the region being of common interest, the two navies are committed to working together towards that goal.


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FNS Aconit arriving at Mumbai harbour and received a traditional welcome with the naval band

FNS Aconit arriving at Mumbai harbour and received a traditional welcome with the naval band

French naval officers with Vice Adm K Swaminathan, Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command