Kenya Navy Ship (KNS) Jasiri and Indian Navy Ship (INS) Trishul has conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) outside the Port of Mombasa.

The PASSEX was aimed at fostering interoperability and reflecting the commitments of both navies to build cooperative partnerships in combating emerging maritime threats.

The PASSEX focused on combined command and control of naval drills such as Replenishment at Sea and Steam Past .

PASSEX is conducted regularly with friendly foreign navies while visiting each other’s ports or during a rendezvous at sea.

INS Trishul later slipped off the Port of Mombasa on 29 May 2023 after a three-day visit to Kenya.

The PASSEX reflects the strong relationship between the two countries, particularly defence cooperation in the maritime domain.