Indian Naval Ship Sumedha visited Port Klang in Malaysia

Tags: Defence

As part of the Indian Navy's long-range operational deployment, Indian Naval Ship, INS Sumedha on 27 August visited Port Klang of Malaysia.


  • The ship is on its return route from Perth, Australia, where it participated in the Aazadi ka Amrit Mahotsaw.
  • It aims to strengthen bilateral ties, enhance maritime cooperation and inter-operability between the Indian and Royal Malaysian Navies.

  • Both the navies are cooperating on various fronts and playing a vital role in ensuring maritime defence and security.

  • INS Sumedha is also scheduled to participate in a maritime partnership exercise with ships of the Royal Malaysian Navy.

  • Port Klang is the largest port of Malaysia.

About INS Sumedha :

  • It is an indigenously built Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel.

  • It has been deployed for multiple roles apart from independent and fleet operations.

  • It is part of the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy based at Visakhapatnam. 

  • It functions under the operational command of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.

  • This is the third ship of the Indigenous Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) project to be inducted into the Indian Navy.

  • The ship is designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited.

  • The main role of the ship is EEZ surveillance, anti-piracy patrol, providing maritime security to offshore assets and escort operations for high value assets.

About Malaysia :

  • Prime Minister - Ismail Sabri Yaakob

  • Capital - Kuala Lumpur

  • Currency - Malaysian ringgit

  • Official Language - Malay

  • Official Religion - Islam

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