Two Indian Navy warships, INS Satpura (F48) frigate and INS Kadmatt (P29) corvette has departed Port Klang, Malaysia on Dec. 7 following a scheduled port visit.
The ships conducted passage exercise (PASSEX) with Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN) Kasturi-class corvette, KD Lekir, and Laksamana-class corvette, KD Laksamana Hang Nadim, in the Malacca Strait.
The ships also participated in the maiden Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Field Training Exercise (FTX) with RMN before heading back to their homeport in Visakhapatnam (Vizag).
Port Klang was the last port of call for the warships in their current three-month deployment. The ships have completed successful visit to eight ports and had participated in Exercise INDRA-17 with Russian Navy and ASEAN International Fleet Review.
INS Satpura (F48) is a Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate operated by the Indian Navy. INS Satpura was built at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. The ship was commissioned on 20 August 2011 into the Eastern Naval Command.
INS Kadmatt (P29) is the second of four Kamorta-class anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvettes operated by the Indian Navy. The vessel is manufactured by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata under the Project 28. The ship is assigned to the Eastern Naval Command of the Navy headquartered at Visakhapatnam.
INS Satpura stealth frigate is commanded by Captain Rahul Shankar while INS Kadmatt ASW corvette is commanded by Commander Nithin Cariappa.