News in Brief
In pursuant of the IndiaÕs ÔAct East PolicyÕ, INS Satpura and Kadmatt departed Visakhapatnam on September 8 to visit 12 ports in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Brunei and Russia over a period of three months. During this deployment, the ships participated in the International Fleet Review hosted by the Association of South East Asian Countries (ASEAN) at Thailand. They also visited Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia and Brunei to commemorate the 25th anniversary of India-ASEAN dialogue. The ships also participated in the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief exercise at Malaysia. At Russia, the ships participated in the annual India-Russia bilateral exercise INDRA. This year, for the first time, Ex-INDRA witnessed the joint participation of Army, Navy and Air Force of both countries, thus, a major milestone in the bilateral relations between the two countries.