Eastern Fleet Ships on Overseas Deployment to East and South-East Asia
September 10 , 2017 2272 days 850 0
In accordance with India’s ‘Act East Policy’, two Indian Naval Ships proceeded on deployment to East and South-East Asia this year. INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt of Eastern fleet departed Visakhapatnam on Sep 8, 2017 to visit 12 ports in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Brunei and Russia.
During this deployment, the ships will participate in the International Fleet Review hosted by the Association of South East Asian Countries (ASEAN) at Thailand. They will visit Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia and Brunei to commemorate the 25th anniversary of India-ASEAN dialogue.
The ships will also participate in the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise at Malaysia.
At Russia, the ships will participate in the annual India-Russia bilateral exercise INDRA. This year, for the first time, Exercise-INDRA will witness the joint participation of Army, Navy and Air Force of both countries, thus, a major milestone in the bilateral relations between India and Russia.