Security in Mozambique remains stable, says minister
The government of India today offered two maritime patrol speedboats to Mozambique’s navy to consolidate the country’s coastal surveillance, an official source said on Monday.
Attended the handing over ceremony of two fast Interceptor boats to Mozambique in Maputo today.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 29, 2019
The two boats, named “Namiliti” and “Umbeluzi,” two Mozambican names are new and will continue the tasks that the Mozambican navy has been carrying out.
The boats have autonomy of 72 hours at sea and can operate up to 50 miles from the coast.
The boats were built “on the basis of the real situation” of the country, the Mozambican defence minister added.
The two governments also signed a memorandum on hydrography and information sharing between the two states.
Atanásio M’tumuke said the two boats would help combat smuggling, arms trafficking, terrorism and maritime piracy.
RM Shri @rajnathsingh at the Handing Over Ceremony of Two Interceptor Boats to Mozambique in Maputo. DG @IndiaCoastGuard Shri K Natarajan signed the delivery agreement. @IndiainMoz pic.twitter.com/zLg9xes9dt
— रक्षा मंत्री कार्यालय/ RMO India (@DefenceMinIndia) July 29, 2019