Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri, currently on operational deployment to North West Pacific region and South China Sea, entered Sagami Bay, Japan, October 14.
The ship will participate in the International Fleet Review organised by the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF). It will also undertake professional interactions in harbour as well as exercises at sea with the JMSDF.
The visit of INS Sahyadri is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and enhancing inter-operability between navies of the two countries. IN ships had last visited Sasebo, Japan in July 2014.
During her stay in harbour, the ship will participate in the International Fleet Review being conducted by JMSDF. In addition, various activities aimed at enhancing cooperation between the two navies are planned. These include official calls on local naval and civilian dignitaries, reception on board INS Sahyadri, visits to the ship by the local populace, guided tours for Indian Naval personnel and professional interaction between personnel of both the navies.
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