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Naval ships on southeast Asia visit

Four Indian naval ships are on deployment to South East Asia and Southern Indian Ocean as part of India’s Act East policy.

Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shivalik, Jyoti and Kamorta are under the command of Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet.

Both INS Sahyadri and Kamorta are on a port visit to Singapore from May 12 to May 21, during which the vessels will participate in the International Maritime Review and lMDEX-17, said a Navy statement.

Naval drills

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba will also be attending the events from shore, the Navy said in the statement.

Later, the four ships and a P-8I long range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft will participate in an exercise with Singapore’s Navy and Air Force as part of SIMBEX-17, the annual maritime bilateral exercises.

Held since 1994, this year’s exercise would be the 24th edition of SIMBEX.

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