INS Sahyadri and INS Kolkata in Jakarta

INS Sahyadri and INS Kolkata in Jakarta

Two frontline Indian Naval ships INS Sahyadri and INS Kolkata arrived in Indonesia's Jakarta on 17 July 2023 to participate in the Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) with the Indonesian Navy.

The ships were accorded a warm welcome by the Indonesian Navy.

During the port call, personnel from Indian and Indonesian navies will engage in a wide range of professional interactions, joint yoga sessions, sports fixtures and cross-deck visits, aimed at strengthening mutual cooperation and understanding between the two navies.

Upon completion of the operational turnaround, the two ships will also participate in a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) at sea with the Indonesian Navy towards further bolstering the high degree of interoperability that already exists between the two navies.

INS Sahyadri is the third indigenously designed and built Project-17 class stealth frigate and INS Kolkata is the first indigenously designed and built stealth destroyer of the Project-15A class. Both the ships have been built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, Mumbai.

Key Takeaways

  • India and Indonesia's relations are growing stronger with time.
  • Recently, Indo-Indonesia concluded its bilateral Exercise Samudra Shakti-23 in the South China Sea.