Indian navy ship Gomati arrives in Maldives

Indian navy ship Gomati arrived in the Maldives yesterday, according to the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF).

The INS Gomati would be taking part in a joint surveillance patrol of the Maldives’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) from March 11 to 16, MNDF said in a statement.

It added that MNDF coastguard vessels would also be involved in the patrol.

Indian naval vessels have routinely conducted joint surveillance and anti-piracy patrols with the MNDF coastguard.