Indian Naval Ships Conclude Successful Visit to Singapore as Part of Eastern Fleet’s Operational Deployment to South China Sea

Indian Naval Ships Delhi, Shakti, and Kiltan wrapped up their visit to Singapore from 6th to 9th May 2024, as part of the Operational Deployment of the Eastern Fleet to the South China Sea. The visit aimed to strengthen bilateral engagements, discuss areas of mutual interest, and reaffirm the commitment to enhancing maritime security and stability in the region.


Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, along with the Commanding Officers of the ships, engaged in discussions with the Fleet Commander of the Republic of Singapore Navy at the Singapore Naval Headquarters. The visit facilitated discussions on enhancing naval cooperation and interoperability between the navies of India and Singapore. A deck reception hosted onboard INS Shakti provided an opportunity for personnel from both navies, the Indian diaspora in Singapore, and the local diplomatic community to interact, fostering bonds of friendship and mutual respect.


As part of the Indian Navy’s dedication to maritime education and outreach, local schoolchildren were invited to visit the Indian Ships. The children received guided tours of the ships, learning about naval operations, India’s rich maritime history and heritage, and the importance of maritime security. These interactions aimed to inspire the younger generation and promote a deeper understanding of maritime affairs. Additionally, personnel from both the Indian Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy undertook cross-ship visits and engaged in Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE), along with other professional interactions.




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