South Korea: Indian Navy ships dock at Busan port

22 November, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kamorta landed in Busan, South Korea for a port call on November 21.

Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kamorta landed in Busan, South Korea for a port call on November 21.

According to an official announcement, ships will engage in professional and social exchanges with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy, as well as a maritime collaboration exercise at sea. Interactions at service level between the two nations have grown with each passing year. The ROK Navy participated in Indian Navy’s Exercise MILAN in March, while the Indian Navy also had a presence in ROK Navy’s Submarine Rescue Exercise.

ROK Navy Cruise Training Group paid a goodwill visit to Chennai in November.

Two Navy Chiefs also met and compared notes on the fringes of the West Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) in Japan.

The port calls are a genuine testament to the two countries’ burgeoning affinity, and both fleets are set for increased collaboration.

Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kamorta are multi-role Guided Missile Stealth Frigate and Anti-Submarine Corvettes that were planned and built in India.

They are part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet, which is stationed in Visakhapatnam and is under the command of Eastern Naval Command.

The two ships are outfitted with a diverse array of armaments and sensors, transport multi-role helicopters, and symbolise India’s growing warship-building capabilities.