Indian Navy’s INS Kadmatt corvette arrives in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

The Indian Navy’s Kamorta-class corvette, INS Kadmatt (P29) has arrived in Sihanoukville, Cambodia on Nov. 24 for a scheduled three-day visit, the Navy announced.

The visit was conducted to commemorate 25 years of relations between India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The welcoming ceremony was attended by Rear Adm Ros Veasna, Deputy Commander of Royal Cambodian Navy’s Ream Naval Base.

The Indo-Cambodia Training Cooperation on Seamanship, NBC Warfare, General Navigation and Engineering was conducted onboard the vessel during its stay.

During the visit, the Commanding Officer of Kadmatt, Cdr Nithin Cariappa called on Admiral Tea Vinh, Chief of the Naval Staff of the Royal Cambodian Navy.

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.

ASEAN is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising 10 Southeast Asian states that promotes Pan-Asianism and intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, military, educational, and cultural integration amongst its members and Asian states.

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