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Source: The post is based on the article “U.K. ship on permanent deployment in Indo-Pacific makes first port call in India” published in The Hindu on 7th January 2023
What is the News?
The UK Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessel, HMS Tamar, sailed to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as part of its permanent deployment in the Indo-Pacific.
What is the significance of a UK ship arriving in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands?
HMS Tamar is one of two UK Royal Navy vessels on permanent deployment in the Indo-Pacific.
India is the first port of call for the ship and underlines the United Kingdom and India’s intent to collaborate in the Indian Ocean Region(IOR) and wider Indo-Pacific.
The ship and her crew will undertake capability demonstrations and maritime exercises with the Indian Navy.
What is a Port of Call?
Port of call means an intermediate stop for a ship on its scheduled journey for cargo operation or transporting supplies or fuel.