Indian Navy ships
Sahyadri and Kiltan are making a port call at Sihanoukville, Cambodia from
September 05 – 08 as part of Indian Navy’s Over-seas deployment to South East
Asia and Western Pacific. The ships are part of the Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet
under the Operational Command of Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern
Naval Command, based at Visakhapatnam. The port call is a demonstration of
India's warm ties with Cambodia.
Ships Sahyadri, Kiltan represent the ‘coming of age’ of India’s warship
IN Ships Sahyadri,
Kiltan, are the latest, indigenously designed and built multi-role
Guided Missile Stealth Frigate and Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette
respectively. The two ships are equipped with a versatile array of weapons and
sensors, can carry multi-role helicopters and represent the ‘coming of age’ of
India’s warship building capabilities.
IN and RCN ships to undertake Passage Exercise
at sea on completion of the visit
During the port
call, there would be professional interactions between personnel of both the
navies, official calls and interaction with dignitaries of the Royal Cambodian
Navy. In addition, social engagements, visits by the local populace and various
sports events are also planned during the visit. On completion of the visit,
Indian Navy and Royal Cambodian Navy ships would be undertaking a Passage
Exercise at sea, to further build on the levels of interoperability between the
navies to ensure peaceful and secure seas for all.
The visit of the IN ships would further bolster
the strong bonds of friendship between the two countries and contribute to the
security and stability in the region.