Vietnamese Navy frigate leaves for Singapore, India visits

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The HQ-011 Dinh Tien Hoang left Cam Ranh Port on January 20, 2016. Photo credit: Trong Thiet/Tuoi Tre The HQ-011 Dinh Tien Hoang left Cam Ranh Port on January 20, 2016. Photo credit: Trong Thiet/Tuoi Tre

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A frigate of the Vietnam People’s Navy left Cam Ranh Port in the central province of Khanh Hoa on Wednesday for visits to Singapore and India, Tuoi Tre reported.
The HQ-011 Dinh Tien Hoang is scheduled to visit Singapore from January 23 to 26 before heading to the Indian Ocean.
It will arrive in India to attend the International Fleet Review from February 4 to 8 – an international military exercise hosted and conducted by Indian Navy.
The ships’ crew will engage in various activities including a fleet review, an international navigation conference, a street parade and music performances.
Lieutenant-colonel Nguyen Quang Huy, the captain of the ship, said the voyage will cover more than 5,000 nautical miles in total. The frigate is scheduled to return home on February 23.
The Vietnamese Navy said the trip aims to strengthen ties with Singapore and Indian navies and improve its international status.

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