Two Indian warships docked at Cam Ranh International Port in central Vietnam Monday at the start of a five-day visit.
During their stay, guided missile stealth frigate INS Satpura and guided missile corvette INS Kirch’s 660 officers and crew led by Rear Admiral Soonil V. Bhokare will make courtesy calls on provincial leaders and the Navy’s Command Zone 4.
In May last year India and Vietnam’s defense ministers signed a joint vision statement on cooperation in 2015-20 and witnessed the signing of an MoU on cooperation between the coast guards of the two countries.
Cam Ranh International Port officially opened to foreign vessels in March this year. Since then warships from Singapore, Japan and France have visited.
Guided missile stealth frigate INS Satpura. Photos: Nguyen Chung/Thanh Nien
The stern of INS Satpura
Guided missile corvette INS Kirch
The weapons on INS Kirch