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INS Sahyadri in South Korea

October 24, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:46 am IST - VISAKHAPATNAM:

The multi-role indigenous stealth frigate of the Indian Navy INS Sahyadri on operational deployment in the region has entered Incheon in Republic of Korea on Friday for a five-day goodwill visit.

INS Sahyadri, currently on operational deployment to North West Pacific region and South China Sea in pursuance of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, is likely to remain at Incheon till 27 October 2015 for an extensive interaction with the ROK Navy with an aim to strengthen bilateral ties and enhancing inter-operability between navies of the two countries.

INS Sahyadri is an indigenously built warship of the Shivalik Class presently being commanded by Captain Kunal Singh Rajkumar.

The multi-role stealth frigate has long range anti-ship missiles, medium and short range surface to air missiles, powerful guns of different calibres, which together provide a formidable shield against all types of surface and air threats.

Capability

The ship has the capability to carry two integral multi-role helicopters.

During the stay in harbour, various activities aimed at enhancing cooperation between the two navies are planned.

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