In order to augment relations, understanding and trust building 2 warships of Indian Navy have docked at the Hai Phong’s Chua Ve Port on Saturday i.e. on 23rd September 2017. The visit is for four days to the northern city, which aims towards the above mentioned intensions.
Captain Rahul Shankar, the commander of INS Satpura is leading 645 officers and sailors who have sailed for the Hai Phong’s Chua Ve Port on the 2 warships namely the stealth frigate INS Satpura (F48) and the anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kadmatt (P29).
The representatives of the city’s Foreign Affairs Department, the Ministry of National Defense’s Foreign Relations Department, the Vietnamese Navy’s 1st Regional Command and local units of the people’s armed forces welcomed Indian Naval crews on the Hai Phong’s Chua Ve Port.
With the aim to boost the relations, understanding and trust between the two naval forces, the Indian crews will be participating in knowledge and cultural exchanges, various training drills, and also sports games with the Vietnamese Navy during this visit.
Indian crews will be conducting a passing exercise (PASSEX) as well as a search and rescue exercise with the Vietnamese Navy after leaving Hai Phong.
After the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-India diplomatic relations and the 10th anniversary of the two countries’ strategic partnership, the warships have visited Vietnam this year.
INS Satpura and the corvette INS Kirch had visited Cam Ranh International Port in central Vietnam last year in May 2016. It was the last visit to Vietnam by Indian naval ships until this year.
This is how Indian navy is developing relationships with our allies, and celebrating healthy relationships with the foreign countries like Vietnam, as China must be watching.