UAE kids mesmerised by the firepower of Indian warshipsDecember 22nd, 2007 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin
Fujairah/UAE, Dec 22 (ANI): UAE children were amazed by the offensive and defensive capabilities of two visiting Indian warships on the countrys east coast.
The two frigates concluded a four-day good-will visit to Fujairah by opening their usually out-of-bounds decks to visitors on Thursday and Friday.
The two vessels are the Russian-built Tabar and the Indian-built Brahmaputra both based in Mumbai.
Safeer Shersad (13) from Dubai said that he was impressed by some of the technologies employed by the Indian Navy.
“It was really nice to see some of the latest technologies on board the frigates and I was impressed by both the offensive and defensive capabilities of the Tabar,” the Gulf News quoted Shersad, as saying.
Roshima (15), from Ajman said that she was pleased to visit the vessels because she was able to see things she has not seen before.
The Eid holiday provided a good opportunity for some visitors, especially families and schoolchildren, to take advantage of the unique opportunity.
Meanwhile, Tabar Captain P.K. Banerjee said that the visit is an opportunity to build upon already strong relations between the UAE and India.
“We’re here to build bridges and friendship, a part of our job we really enjoy. We’ve had a pleasant stay so far and have enjoyed having visitors come on board, especially children who seem to be enjoying themselves,” he added.
The crew also made the most of their stay in Fujairah and they could be seen in their white uniforms enjoying the atmosphere of the East Coast.
In its offensive role the Tabar has formidable capabilities with vertical launch long-range missiles, long range anti-ship and anti-submarine torpedoes and a 100mm-calibre gun. (ANI)
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