Khanh Hoa (VNA) – Two ships INS
Kolkata and INS Shakti of the Indian Navy docked at the Cam Ranh International
Port in the south central province of Khanh Hoa on April 13, beginning a
four-day visit to Vietnam.
The INS Kolkata of the Indian Navy (Photo: VNA)
The two ships with 735 members on
board are led by INS Kolkata’s captain Colonel Hara Aditya.
The INS Shakti (R) (Photo: VNA)
The visit is made in the context that
the Vietnam-India comprehensive strategic partnership in general and bilateral
defence ties in particular have been strengthened over the years.
It is part of activities to realise
agreements reached by high-ranking leaders of the countries’ armies, thus
deepening bilateral defence cooperation and bringing practical results.
During their stay, the crew members
will pay courtesy calls to officials of the Khanh Hoa People’s Committee and the
High Command of Naval Region 4. They will also join sport events with officers
and soldiers of Naval Region 4 and visit the Vietnam Naval Academy.
The Indian ships are scheduled to
have a joint training with the Vietnam People’s Navy on formation, information
exchange and maritime search and rescue.
INS Kolkata is a Kolkata-class
stealth guided-missile destroyer while INS Shakti is a Deepak-class fleet tanker
of the Indian Navy.-VNA