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Indian navy makes port call

Indian navy makes port call



Lt. Rohit Kattoju (left) and Indian Embassy First Secretary Saurav Ray stand on the foredeck of the INS Kora during an April 7 welcome reception in Sihanoukville for RCAF navy officers and other dignitaries.

Two warships from India’s Eastern Naval Command based in Vishakhapatnam on the Bay of Bengal made a port call at Sihanoukville from April 7 to 11.


The INS Jyoti, a refueling tanker and the Indian Navy’s largest ship, and the INS Kora, an indigenously built missile corvette, are part of a larger two-month deployment by the Indian Navy to visit Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.


The Kora carries an AK-176 anti-aircraft gun with a range of 15 kilometers and surface-to-surface Uran missiles with a range of 140km, among other weapons.


The Indian visit coincided with a port call made by French naval vessel Dupuy de Lome, which docked at Sihanoukville on April 11 for a visit aimed at strengthening bilateral ties with the Cambodian navy.


The Dupuy de Lome, which is 102m in length and has 100 crew members, anchored at Sihanoukville for four days.


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