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.