INS Satpura, INS Kadmatt arrives in Thailand for ASEAN IFR 2017

Two Indian Navy warships, INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt has arrived in Pattaya, Thailand, on Nov. 17, to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) International Fleet Review (IFR) 2017.

The ships will remain anchored at Pattaya Bay until the completion of the fleet review and the subsequent naval exercise.

This International Fleet Review is scheduled to be held from Nov. 18 to 21, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN. The Royal Thai Navy is hosting the gathering, designed to further relations, cooperation, and interoperability between international navies.

Twenty six naval ships representing 19 Southeast Asian Nations are expected to take part in the Fleet Review and related naval exercises.

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.

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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