The ceremony will be held at the Naval Dockyard onboard INS Shivalik and Satpura, in the presence of representatives of the Army and the Navy

An affiliation ceremony of two of the newest frigates of the Indian Navy, INS Shivalik and INS Satpura, with two of the oldest and gallant regiments of the Indian Army, the Scinde Horse and the 7 Cavalry is scheduled on Friday at the Eastern Naval Command here.

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Army Command, Colonel of the Regiment Lieutenant General AK Singh and Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, will attend the event hosted by Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet Rear Admiral Ajit Kumar P. The ceremony will be held at the Naval Dockyard onboard INS Shivalik and Satpura, in the presence of representatives of the Army and the Navy.

According to a spokesman of the ENC here, the Scinde Horse, with a fixed class composition of two Sikh and one Dogra Squadrons, was raised on in 1838 at Hyderabad (Sind).  The regiment has fought and served with great distinction and honour, winning as many as 26 battles and theatre honours. The Regiment is now based at Bhatinda.

The 7th Light Cavalry was raised in 1784 and eventually became 7th Light Cavalry in 1922. INS Satpura and INS Shivalik are the latest indigenous weapon platforms to join the Indian Navy and have been constructed at Mazagaon Docks Limited, Mumbai as part of the Project P-17 class of stealth frigates. The ships are armed with Surface-to-Surface missile club, Surface-to-Air missile SHTIL and the point defence missile system, Barak.

Along with these missiles, the ships are fitted with the indigenous 76/62 SRGM gun, two AK630 MS guns and two anti-submarine rocket launchers.

The structural, thermal and acoustic stealth features of these frigates enable them to glide through the seas undetected. INS Satpura was commissioned last year and INS Shivalik in 2010. Both ships, have displayed their outstanding maritime and war waging capabilities whilst exercising with several foreign navies and are the pride of the Indian Navy.

The affiliation between Naval Ships and Army regiments was instituted in 1990.

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