Indian warships visit Port Kelang, Malaysia
Indian warships visit Port Kelang, Malaysia

In a demonstration of India’s ‘Act East’ policy and Indian Navy’s (IN) increasing footprint and operational reach, Indian Naval ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kirch under the Command of the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral S V Bhokare arrived at Port Kelang on July 15 on a four-day visit, as part of deployment of the Eastern Fleet to the South China Sea and Western Pacific.

During the visit, the IN ships will have professional interaction with the Royal Malaysian Navy towards further enhancing co-operation between the two forces. In addition, calls on senior government and military authorities, sporting and cultural interactions and sharing of best practices, aimed at strengthening ties and mutual understanding between the two navies, are also planned. The visiting IN ships are also likely to conduct exercises with the Royal Malaysian Navy, aimed at enhancing interoperability in communication as well as search and rescue procedures, post departure from Port Kelang.

The current visit seeks to enhance maritime cooperation between the Indian Navy and the Royal Malaysian Navy. It will further bolster the strong bonds of friendship between India and Malaysia and contribute to security and stability in this vital part of the world.

INS Sahyadri is commanded by Captain K S Rajkumar, INS Shakti is commanded by Captain Gagan Kaushal and INS Kirch is commanded by Commander Sharad Sinsunwal.


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