INDIAN NAVY SENDS WARSHIPS TO MALAYSIA, THAILAND TO ENHANCE MARITIME COOPERATION

Two warships of the Indian Navy on Sunday began a four-day visit to Thailand while another ship has been dispatched to port of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia as part of growing naval cooperation with the two countries.

Indian Navy ships — Shakti and Sahyadri — entered the port of Sattahip in Thailand on a four-day visit as part of a deployment of the Eastern Fleet to South East Asia, an Indian Navy official said.

Another warship INS Kamorta, which is also part of the ‘Eastern Fleet Ships’ arrived at the port of Kota Kinabalu. The ships are being sent to the two countries as part of efforts to enhance maritime cooperation and contribute towards security and stability in the region, the official said.

The Indian Navy has been expanding its cooperation with countries of the region with an aim to combat unlawful activities in critical sea lanes.

Source: http://www.dailypioneer.com/nation/indian-navy-sends-warships-to-malaysia-thailand-to-enhance-maritime-cooperation.html

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