Two Indian warships visit Cambodia for ASEAN development
The Indian government on Friday announced that two of its war ships are making a port call at Sihanoukville in Cambodia as part of Indian Navy?’s deployment to ASEAN countries.
The Indian Defense Ministry said in a statement that “Indian Naval ships Delhi and Satpura are making a port call at Sihanoukville, Cambodia from 11-14 May.” The statement added that the port call of INS Delhi, whih is the first indigenously built guided missile destroyer of India and INS Satpura, an indigenous multi purpose stealth frigate, demonstrates India?’s cordial ties with Cambodia.
“During the port call, personnel from both the navies will engage in a wide range of professional interactions, deck visits and sports exchanges, aimed at enhancing interoperability and mutual understanding,” the statement said.
INS Delhi and INS Satpura can carry multi-role helicopters and are equipped with different types of weapons and sensors. Visit of the two Indian naval ships to Cambodia is aimed at consolidating existing bonds of friendship between the two countries through cementing maritime cooperation.
The port call of Indian naval ships comes amid Chinese efforts to build a USD 1.5 billion multipurpose port in Kampot province of southwestern Cambodia.
Source: Kuwait News Agency