As part of the Indian Navy’s deployment to ASEAN countries, Indian Naval ships Delhi and Satpura, under the command of Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Gurcharan Singh arrived at Da Nang, Vietnam on 19 May 2023. The ships were accorded a warm welcome by the Vietnam People’s Navy.
The visit is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties & enhancing cooperation between the navies of both countries. During the visit, personnel from both the navies will engage in a wide range of professional interactions, deck visits, social interactions and sports fixtures, to further strengthen their bonds of friendship.
Earlier this month, both ships participated in the inaugural edition of the ASEAN–India Maritime Exercise (AIME) aimed at promoting maritime cooperation, enhancing trust and confidence between ASEAN navies and Indian Navy.
The Navy, in a statement said, “The ships are also scheduled to exercise with the Vietnam People’s Navy at sea to share best practices and enhance interoperability.”