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In pursuant of India’s ‘Act East Policy’, two Indian Naval Ships are on a deployment to East and South-East Asia this year. INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt are visiting 12 ports in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Brunei and Russia from Sep – Dec 17. During this deployment, the ships will participate in the International Fleet Review hosted by the Association of South East Asian Countries (ASEAN) at Thailand in Nov 17. They visited Singapore, Vietnam and Philippines and will also visit Cambodia and Brunei to commemorate the 25th anniversary of India-ASEAN dialogue. The ships will also participate in the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise at Malaysia. At Russia, the ships will participate in the annual India-Russia bilateral exercise INDRA. This year, for the first time, Ex-INDRA will witness the joint participation of Army, Navy and Air Force of both countries, thus, a major milestone in the bilateral relations between the two countries. 

The two ships will be visiting Sasebo, Japan on a good will visit from 12- 15 October 2017. During the visit the ship’s crew will interact with JMSDF professionally and socially with professional interactions, reciprocal ship visits and sports fixtures. The ships will remain open for visitors from 0900 – 1200h and 1400 – 1600h on 14 Oct 17. INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt are both indigenously built warships. India had made great strides in field of warship design and construction and the visitors will be able to appreciate India’s ship design and manufacturing capabilities. INS Satpura, synonymous with the formidable mountain range in Central India, is a multi-role stealth frigate and is commanded by Captain Rahul Shankar. INS Kadmatt, named after an island in the beautiful Lakshadweep chain, is an Anti-Submarine Corvette and is commanded by Commander Nithin Cariappa.