Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 Rear-Admiral (RADM) Saw Shi Tat has carried out a Key Leadership Engagement visit to Djibouti, engaging with the Indian Navy who are contributing to counter piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden as an independent deployer.

20180722-CCTF 151 with Capt Jaitly of INS Teg during Djibouti KLE

CAPT Jaitly sharing with RADM Saw on the capabilities of INS Teg and her involvement in counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. Copyright: Combined Maritime Forces

During the visit, RADM Saw met the Commanding Officer of the Indian Navy’s warship INS Teg, Captain (CAPT) Rahul Jaitly, at the Port de Djibouti, touring the ship and learning about her capabilities. RADM Saw thanked CAPT Jaitly and his crew for their relentless efforts in helping to improve the maritime security and safety of the region and discussed ways to further enhance cooperation and collaboration in countering piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

20180722-CCTF151 onboard INS Teg during Djibouti KLE

Commander CTF 151, Rear-Admiral (RADM) Saw Shi Tat hosted by Commanding Officer of INS Teg, Captain (CAPT) Rahul Jaitly, onboard INS Teg. Copyright: Combined Maritime Forces

RADM Saw also conveyed his appreciation for their contributions towards counter-piracy efforts: “I am heartened to witness the steadfast commitment from various navies to work together in our fight against piracy; this ensures a safe and secure operating environment for the shipping community.”

The visit underscores the positive and professional relationships between CTF 151 and the Indian Navy as an independent deployer in the Gulf of Aden. These are also part of the CMF’s overall efforts to engage regional partners to improve capabilities and build capacity to secure freedom of navigation and protect global maritime commerce.

20180722-CCTF 151 received plaque from Capt Jaitly of INS Teg during Djibouti KLE

Presentation of INS Teg Plaque to RADM Saw by CAPT Jaitly Copyright: Combined Maritime Forces