Indian Navy’s INS Shivalik, a guided missile stealth frigate, under the Command of Captain Puruvir Das NM, has arrived at Hai Phong, Vietnam, on a three day goodwill visit.
The visit is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and enhancing interoperability between navies of the two nations. During the stay in harbour, various activities are planned including official calls, reception on board ship, ship open to visitors, guided tours for Indian naval personnel and professional interaction between personnel of both the navies. On departure, the ship will exercise with Vietnamese Naval ships for improving inter-operability in communication, search and rescue procedures and other areas. The Eastern Fleet had earlier visited Hai Phong in May 2012.
The ship along with two others INS Ranvijay, a guided missile destroyer and INS Shakti, a fleet-support ship, would return to India in mid Aug 14 after a two month long deployment.
Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet, under the Command of Rear Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, is on an operational deployment to the South China Sea and the North Western Pacific region.