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The ship was launched in August 2013 and presently, the main propulsion plant, power generation equipment, deck machinery and auxiliary equipment have been installed and integrated on board.
The tug, after detaching from the floating dry dock following the rope connecting them snapping, had been floating in the sea off Kollam coast.
It is the first IN aircraft to cross the International Date Line, undertaking the longest ferry of nearly 3300 nm from Guam to Hawaii and the first IN aircraft to participate in RIMPAC.
Tomy, one of India's prominent sailors and a recipient of the Kirti Chakra, is the only participant from Asia.
The aim of the joint patrol is to reduce transnational or non-traditional maritime threats that affect the maritime security.
In a fine demonstration of the operational reach and pursuit of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet ships INS Shakti and INS Kamorta reached the port of Makassar.
The scope of the Malabar-18 includes professional interactions during the Harbour Phase in Guam from June 7 to June 10.
The Indians were stranded in Socotra island after a cyclone hit the area and INS Sunayna on Sunday had evacuated them in an operation christened "Nistar".
A severe cyclonic strom Mekenu crossed the Yemeni Island of Socotra on May 24, leaving 38 Indians stranded on the island with limited food and water.
The Navy men evacuated the two and handed over the River Traffic Police of port area, who shifted the duo into the SSKM hospital.
The parade was reviewed by vice admiral A R Karve, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba welcomed the crew at INS Mandovi boat pool in Panaji.
INSV Tarini arrives in Goa after historic circumnavigation; Nirmala Sitharaman welcomes all-woman crew
The expedition was covered in five legs, with stopovers at four ports - Fremantle in Australia, Lyttelton in New Zealand, Port Stanley in Falklands and Cape Town in South Africa.
In February, Maldives had declined India's invitation to participate in the eight-day mega naval exercise -- Milan -- from March 6-13.
The Indian Navy has briefed the government on an urgent requirement for warships that can transport at least 3000 fully armed troops and speedily disembark them on land.