Indian Naval Ships visit Singapore

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Indian Naval Ships - Sahyadri and Kadmat - going to be deployed in South-East Asia visited Singapore.

  • Both the ships under the command of Rear Admiral Sanjay Bhalla, Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Fleet, visited Singapore from 1 to 3 July.

  • During the visit the Navy crew participated in professional interactions with the Navy of the Republic of Singapore towards enhancing mutual cooperation and interoperability.

  • During this, social and informal exchanges were also held with the aim of strengthening the ties and mutual understanding between the navies.

  • The ships' visit to Singapore on July 1 on the 'Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Day' helped enhance maritime cooperation and further cement the strong ties of India's friendship with Singapore that will contribute to security and stability in the region.

  • Earlier, on February 4, 2021, Singapore's Defense Minister Ng Ing Hen attended the inaugural session of the Defense Ministers' Conference (DMC) of the Indian Ocean Region.

  • On the occasion, he also announced Singapore's support to India's leadership in promoting a rules-based maritime order in the Indian Ocean region.

  • Simbex- 2021

  • The Singapore Navy and the Indian Navy conducted the annual Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) from September 2 to 4, 2021.

  • A virtual scheme was also included in Simbex- 2021.

  • This was followed by a 'contactless' sea phase in the southern part of the South China Sea in international waters.

  • INS Sahyadri

  • It is an indigenously built stealth frigate.

  • It participated in the tripartite vernacular Malabar War with Japan and the United States off the coast of Guam.

  • INS Kadmatt

  • It is the second of four anti-submarine warfare corvettes built for the Indian Navy by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers of Kolkata under Project 28.

  • It is an indigenously built ASW corvette.

  • It was inducted into the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.

  • Its role is in anti-submarine warfare.

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