Tuesday, May 17, 2011

INS Delhi and INS Kirch pay three day visit to Ho Chi Minh City

Two Indian naval ships INS Delhi and INS Kirch are on a visit to Ho Chi Minh City from May 10 – 13. Indian Rear Admiral HCS Bisht, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet of Indian Navy has also arrived in the Vietnamese city.

On May 11, the Indian delegation met with the Deputy Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, Le Minh Tri. The visiting crew also called on the Command of the Military Zone no 7 and the Vietnam People’s Navy. They are expected to see Cu Chi underground tunnels and other historical and cultural places in the city.

The guests are also scheduled to have friendly interactions and games with students from the Vietnam’s Navy Technical School.

An Indian flotilla comprising of INS Delhi, INS Jyoti, INS Ranvijay and two R-class destroyers are visiting Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, South Korea, Russia and Singapore. As reported yesterday, INS Ranvir is on a port call at the Sepanggar Bay Naval Base in Malaysia. The ships participated in Malabar series of war games along with US. Japan pulled out of the war games in view of the devastating earthquake-tsunami and nuclear radiation leaks.

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