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India hands over two interceptor vessels to Mozambique Navy

31 July 2019
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As part of efforts to boost defence relations between the two countries, India has completed the delivery of two fast interceptor vessels to the Mozambique Navy (Marinha de Guerra de Moçambique).

The vessels were handed over on 29 July in Mozambique's capital city of Maputo, as part of a visit by Indian defence minister, Rajnath Singh, to the country. "India is prepared to raise the level of our bilateral defence engagement and maritime co-operation with Mozambique", said the minister via his official social media account.

Neither the Indian government nor the Mozambique Navy has released details of the vessels, but images released by the defence minister in the social media posts identify the craft as the 27.68 m interceptor vessel built by the defence and shipbuilding business of India?s Larsen & Toubro Limited.

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