INS Delhi, India's first indigenously-built destroyer, and INS Satpura, an indigenously-built guided missile stealth frigate, with a total of 845 crewmembers on board yesterday docked at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in Preah Sihanouk province for a four-day goodwill visit in Cambodia.
The Indian naval ships were welcomed upon arrival by Admiral In Sokhemra, Deputy Chief of Staff, Ream Naval Base.
INS Delhi is 163.20 metres long, 17.40 metres wide, and 6.60 metres deep while INS Satpura is 143 metres long, 16.90 metres wide and 6.90 metres deep.
On the same day, the Indian naval delegation led by Rear Admiral Gurcharan Singh, NM, Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Fleet, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Kuoch Chamroeun, Governor of Preah Sihanouk province.
H.E. Government informed his guests of the province’s potential and wished the delegation’s visit in Cambodia a success.
According to Rear Admiral Gurcharan Singh, the visit provides an opportunity for the two naval officers to participate in professional, social and sports interactions, building trust and strengthening the ongoing cooperation between the two navies as well as between the two countries.
Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP)