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INS Satpura visits Manila during deployment to South China Sea

Source : India Today

INS Satpura visits Manila during deployment to South China Sea
The Indian Navy’s missile stealth frigate INS Satpura visited the Philippines from June 3 to 6 (Photo: India Today)

Enhancing military cooperation with the navies of friendly foreign countries, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Satpura, on a deployment to the South China Sea (SCS) and West Pacific, visited Manila from June 3 to 6.

The visit was aimed at strengthening mutual working relationships and interoperability between the Indian Navy and the Philippines Navy. During the visit, the Commanding Officer, Captain Saket Khanna, met with Commodore Roy Vincent Trinidad, Deputy Commander of the Philippines Fleet.

INS Satpura was visited by officers and sailors from the Philippines Navy, who were briefed on the indigenous design and construction of the modern stealth frigate.

Personnel from both navies also took part in friendly football and basketball matches.

INS Satpura is an indigenously designed and built 6,000 tonne guided missile stealth frigate equipped to seek and destroy adversaries in the air, surface, and undersea. The ship is a part of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam.

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