- 13 Sep 2019
- 2 min read
The Indian Navy and the Royal Malaysian Navy will be participating in the bilateral exercise ‘Samudra Laksamana’ that will take place from 12th to 15th September 2019.
- The exercise includes two phases:
- A harbour phase wherein professional interactions, official calls, social engagements, visits by the local populace and various sports events would be conducted.
- The Sea Phase of the exercise would enable the two navies to further sharpen their skills in order to enhance interoperability between the navies to ensure peaceful and secure seas for all.
- From the Indian side, Indian Navy Ships Sahyadri and Kiltan will participate in the exercise.
- The visit of the IN ships would further bolster the strong bonds of friendship between the two countries and contribute to the security and stability in the region.
INS Sahyadri and Kiltan
- The ships are part of the Indian Navy's Eastern Naval Command, based at Visakhapatnam.
- INS Sahyadri is a Shivalik-class multi-role guided missile stealth frigate.
- INS Kiltan is a Kamorta-class anti-submarine warfare corvette.
- INS Sahyadri and Kiltan, are the latest, indigenously designed and built multi-role ships of the Indian Navy.
- The two ships are equipped with a versatile array of weapons and sensors and can carry multi-role helicopters representing the ‘coming of age’ of India’s warship building capabilities.