INS Sahyadri and INS Kolkata, the two flagship ships of the Indian Navy, reached Jakarta to join the Indonesian Naval Forces in a bilateral maritime exercise. Upon their arrival in Jakarta, the Indonesian Navy extends a warm welcome to both naval vessels deployed to the Southeast Indian Ocean (IOR) mission.
Comprehensive maritime partnership program and exercise
With the aim of strengthening mutual cooperation and understanding, the Indonesian And Indonesian marines participate in an extensive program of professional interactions, joint yoga sessions, sporting events and cross-deck visits.
Both ships also took part in the Maritime partnership exercise (MPX) at sea with the Indonesian Navy to further enhance the high level of interoperability that both navies have from the Middle East.
Recently, Indian and Indonesian naval forces conducted their bilateral exercise called Samudra Shakti 2023 in the South China Sea.
Participation of the Indonesian Navy in complex IOR exercises
- During the period from 17 to 19 May 2023, the sea phase saw the involvement of INS Kavaratti, an Anti Submarine Warfare corvette equipped with an integral Chetak helicopter and a Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
- The Indonesian Navy assets consisting of KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda with an integral Panther helicopter and a CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft participated in a series of complex exercises during the Southeastern Indian Ocean Region (IOR) mission.
- These exercises include tactical maneuvers, firing weapons, helicopter operations, as well as air defense and Anti-submarine warfare exercisesall of which greatly improved interoperability between the two navies.
For the sea phase, a productive one port phase took place, characterized by professional interactions, table exercises and sports exchanges.
INS Sahyadri and INS Kolkata
INS Sahyadri represents the third ship of the Project-17 class, an indigenously designed and built stealth frigate. On the other hand, INS Kolkata is the inaugural native designed and built Project-15A class stealth destroyer.
Notably, both ships were built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai.
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- The motto of the Indian Navy is: Sham No Varunah
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