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  1. CONNAN

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    Sinking of INS Khukri: Military tribunal dismisses survivor's petition

    CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh bench of military tribunal has dismissed a petition filed by one of the survivors of the Indian Navy frigate INS Khukri seeking probe about its sinking, observing that the issue raised by the petitioner has essence of public interest litigation (PIL) and the tribunal cannot entertain such litigation.

    Division bench comprising Justice N P Gupta and Lt Gen H S Panag, however, made it clear that petitioner is free to approach the tribunal pertaining to his personal issues while other issues challenging the gallantry awards to other naval personnel should be raised before an appropriate form.

    The petitioner Chanchal Singh Gill had moved a petition before the tribunal in December 2010 seeking inquiry by a judicial commission, withdrawal of gallantry awards from those who allegedly showed cowardice (including officers and commanding officer of INS Kirpan) and fixing responsibility for the Navy's "huge cover up" after the loss of Khukri that sank during the Indo-Pak war in 1971.

    Contesting the petition, naval authorities had challenged the locus standi of the petitioner and asserted that the petition is not maintainable before the military tribunal.

    Navy had also taken the stand that petitioner is unnecessary raising a 40 years old issue that has no relevance at present.

    In his plea before the tribunal, Gill had contended that he the naval history pertaining to the sinking of the Khukri is absolutely beyond the truth and INS Kirpan had actually maneuvered to flee and did not deflect the torpedo attack. Gill also said that he could muster courage to raise the issue only after the Delhi-based military tribunal orders passed in May last year directing the Army authorities to correct the history pertaining to Kargil war. Over 18 officers and 176 sailors including the captain of ship, M N Mulla were lost in the sinking of Khukri on December 9, 1971.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...s-survivors-petition/articleshow/12270017.cms
     
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    India’s Navy Boosts Spending 74 Percent

    NEW DELHI — The Indian Navy plans to boost spending by 74 percent in the next financial year to buy ships and submarines and to continue paying for its aircraft carrier.

    The Indian Navy has been allocated $4.77 billion, up from $2.74 billion last year. The increase comes amid an almost 18 percent hike in overall defense spending.

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced the budget proposals March 16, saying allocations will hit 1.9 trillion rupees ($38.68 billion), 1.64 trillion rupees more than last year.

    The Navy is increasing its spending amid escalating costs for new ships and for the former Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov. Last year, after nearly two years of haggling, the Navy agreed to pay $1.6 billion more than the carrier’s contract price of about $1 billion, an Indian Navy official said.

    Meanwhile, a jump in input costs, especially steel from Russia, has escalated costs for the Navy’s homegrown warship-building program, which in some cases has seen a fourfold increase among its programs. The French Scorpene submarine program has also seen costs go up by about $1 billion.

    The Navy is building 46 warships, including destroyers, stealth destroyers and frigates.

    State-owned Mazagon Dock Ltd. (MDL) is building three destroyers worth $3.5 billion under Project 15-A, and another four destroyers at a cost of about $3 billion.

    MDL and state-owned Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) have been awarded the contract to build seven stealth frigates under Project 17-A at MDL worth $10 billion.

    GRSE is also building four corvettes for about $2.2 billion.

    However, India’s Ministry of Defence was unable to spend $611 million on weapons and equipment in the “capital” category because of delays in finalizing the helicopter and ultralight howitzer deal for the Indian Army. The money has been transferred to the next financial year.
    Neighborhood Trend

    India is increasing its defense spending while its neighbors do the same. Earlier this month, China upped spending by 11.2 percent to $106.4 billion, and last June, Pakistan set aside $5.75 billion for 2011-12, a raise of 12 percent.

    “India will have to further increase its defense spending to prepare itself to fight both Pakistan and China alongside,” said Nitin Mehta, a defense analyst here.

    The big-ticket defense items in the coming year include $11 billion to purchase new fighter jets, along with the purchase of a variety of helicopters worth more than $2.5 billion. In addition, India is spending $500 million on ultralight howitzers and homegrown missiles.

    The Army will spend $3.77 billion compared with $3.8 billion last year. The Air Force will spend $6 billion, up from $5.94 billion.

    The Navy plans to spend $10 billion to purchase seven follow-ons to its Shivalik-class frigates.

    The Navy is also expected to float an international tender for the purchase of six conventional submarines with air-independent propulsion technology, costing more than $11 billion.

    For defense research, the allocation is roughly $928 million, compared with $926 million last year. However, some of the projects marked as special do not get reflected in this budget, Mehta said.

    India imports nearly 70 percent of its weapons and equipment, and that figure is unlikely to come down in the next five years, when nearly $100 billion will be spent on new weapons and equipment, Mehta added.

    Delays in finalizing contracts because of bureaucratic problems continue to plague defense purchases, said Mahindra Singh, a retired Indian Army major general. Quicker finalization could save India money due to inflation and currency fluctuations, Singh said.

    India’s Navy Boosts Spending 74 Percent | Defense News | defensenews.com
     
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    ^^ a Big boost for IAC,Kolkata class Destroyers.May be they will order the next AC in this financial year itself

    the N-MMRCA Tender is much awaited one
     
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    First lot of ‘Kavach’ naval decoy system and anti-submarine rockets ready for induction
    Published May 24, 2012 | By admin


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    The Ammunition Factory Khadki here on Thursday handed over the first lot of ‘Kavach’ naval decoy system and anti-submarine rockets for induction into the Indian Navy-a step that will reduce dependence on foreign suppliers.

    Receiving the decoy system, Naval Armament Inspectorate Director General Rear Admiral Brijesh Jhang praised the synergy between the Indian Navy and the Ordnance Factory Board in developing products indigenously.

    “The Indian Navy had ASW (anti-submarine weapons) imported from erstwhile USSR. Disintegration of USSR led to drying up of the supply pipeline thereby affecting our inventory level while our ships continued to have the launchers.

    “Therefore to meet our armament requirement Ordnance Factory Board and Indian Navy took up the challenge to indigenise these ASW rockets and achieve self-reliance in this field,” he said.

    While handing over to the Indian Navy both the Kavach decoy systems and the anti-submarine rocket high explosive version, B.N. Singh, senior general manager of the ammunition factory said these strategically important products would enhance the defence preparedness of the navy.

    Receiving the decoy system, Naval Armament Inspectorate Director General Rear Admiral Brijesh Jhang praised the synergy between the Indian Navy and the Ordnance Factory Board in developing products indigenously.

    “The Indian Navy had ASW (anti-submarine weapons) imported from erstwhile USSR. Disintegration of USSR led to drying up of the supply pipeline thereby affecting our inventory level while our ships continued to have the launchers.

    “Therefore to meet our armament requirement Ordnance Factory Board and Indian Navy took up the challenge to indigenise these ASW rockets and achieve self-reliance in this field,” he said.

    While handing over to the Indian Navy both the Kavach decoy systems and the anti-submarine rocket high explosive version, B.N. Singh, senior general manager of the ammunition factory said these strategically important products would enhance the defence preparedness of the navy.

    “This has been possible owing to the special focus laid down at Ammunition Factory Khadki on research and development,” Singh said.

    The rockets are made available with 1.5 km and 6 km range while the factory has been successful in developing three versions of naval decoy systems having ranges of 12 km, 5 km and 1 km.

    These rockets are fired to act as decoys against incoming guided threats to naval ships. All the three versions are launched in different situations based on incoming threats.
     
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    India, Egypt to carry out naval exercises

    n their first engagement after the new establishment took over in Egypt, Indian and Egyptian navies will carry out a joint exercises in Alexandria.

    Warships of the Mumbai-based western fleet of the Navy are on a westward deployment and will be visiting a number of countries after Egypt.

    Indian warships will carry out a basic exercise with their Egyptian counterparts as part of the westward deployment of the naval fleet, Navy officials said here.

    This would be the first military engagement between Egypt and India after the newly-elected government has taken over there.
    Destroyer INS Mumbai, INS Trishul, INS Gomati and fleet tanker INS Aditya are under the command of Western Fleet commander Rear Admiral A R Karve and had made a port call at Djibouti before proceeding towards Alexandria in Egypt.

    After the exercise in Egypt, the flotilla will move towards Spain.

    During their stay in Spain, Navy Chief-designate Vice Admiral D K Joshi will also visit Madrid and meet the top leadership of the Spanish navy there.

    Recently, incumbent Admiral Nirmal Verma had also visited Spain.

    After Spain, these warships will visit France to hold their series of bilateral exchanges there.

    India, Egypt to carry out naval exercises | Business Standard
     
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    The Indian Navy's delayed 16 multirole helicopter (MRH) procurement programme is all set for the opening of commercial bids shortly. The programme has the NHIndustries NH90 squaring off against the Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk for a contract potentially worth $1-billion. Field evaluation trials were conducted late last year.

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    Indications are that the Indian government could hand this one to Sikorsky. But nothing is finished yet, and things have been far from smoothe.

    As things speed towards the concluding leg of the acquisition, the Navy will be hoping it has seen the last of a controversy that still threatens to put a spanner in the works -- never a far cry in Indian defence contracting. Reports began to appear in the press earlier this year about how AgustaWestland (joint venture partner in NHIndustries, and company lead in India) had written a series of letters to the MoD protesting against what it saw as a lack of fair play -- in other words, preferential waivers on performance/platform parameters/configuration to Sikorsky's bird. The reports also detailed how the Indian Navy had hit back hard, accusing NHIndustries of a variety of misdemeanours, including "twisting" and "falsifying" elements of the NSQR/RFP -- something that NHIndustries denied. As a result of this back and forth, which still incidentally isn't really over, the acquisition already has a shadow over it. Officially, the Navy has clarified that both platforms -- the NH90 and Seahawk -- met NSQRs (though, of course, NHI insists that the Seahawk is compliant only as a result of alleged relaxations).

    The chief complaint letter was written by NHIndustries managing director Domenico Vaccari to Defence Minister A.K. Antony following field trials last year, alleging that the S-70B wouldn't have cleared eight particular parameters if the NSQR hadn't been glossed over preferentially. It is understood that Vaccari wrote that letter to Antony since a previous letter by AgustaWestland senior veep for international business development Giacomo Saponaro to Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma wasn't answered.

    According to the Navy, the trials were conducted "professionally, equally" and "without any concessions -- certainly none that were not provided to both contenders on a mutually acceptable basis." The Navy has not commented on specific allegations pertaining to its NSQR.Things are, therefore, delicately poised for NHIndustries. It has already managed to irritate the Navy (quite clear from how the Navy responded to the company's letters to the MoD), though annoyance should presumably have no bearing at this late stage of the game. There's also deep irony to NHIndustry's allegations that the playing field is anything but level. Just over two years ago, right before the Indian government awarded a prestigious $700-million contract for 12 VVIP transport helicopters to AgustaWestland, Sikorsky (which lost out with its S-92) wrote to the MoD asking for an explanation about certain "concessions" it believed had been granted to its competitor. It's a replay now, only the sides are switched.

    In simple words, the Indian Navy's official line is this: The only reason a competitor would protest before a decision is that they're sure they are going to lose or if they did not, for whatever reason, want to compete (i.e. they wanted a government-to-government deal). At this stage, nobody is in a position to judge who is ahead. Both platforms have met requirements.

    On the other hand, sources suggest there are extraneous factors that could have predetermined the outcome of this particular competition already. It was only a few months ago that the Indian government informed Parliament that Italian investigations into alleged corruption at AgustaWestland had nothing to do with the Indian deal. But the issue raised enough heat and friction, and the fact that the helicopters were ordered for the country's politicians -- not the armed forces -- got it even more traction. Sources say the government is unlikely to want to take any chances.

    The MRH is intended to augment and then replace the Indian Navy's fleet of Westland Seakings. The Navy is also in the process of evaluating upgrade packages for the old Seakings. The 16-chopper MRH competition is to be followed by the N-MRH (just in case nomenclature wasn't confusing enough), a separate tender for 44 helicopters. Lockheed-Martin's MH-60R -- based on the same airframe as the S-70B -- and which was ignored in the MRH, will be a contender.

    Livefist: Scrappy Indian Navy Copter Bid Nears End
     
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    I just hope S-70B and MH-60R secure the two respective tenders.
     
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    Naval base depot ship INS Tanaji commissioned




    Officials said that the IN presence has normally been associated with South Mumbai, it was as early as during World War II, that the Navy commenced its presence in the Eastern suburbs with the establishment of Naval Armament Depot (Trombay), followed by the Weapon Equipment Depot, store house of Material Organisation, production centers of Naval Dockyard and the Bureau of Sailors. From its humble origins, Mankhurd Naval Station has grown in size and presence much like the city into a fully fledged naval area, housing and employing over 1000 personnel of the Indian Navy and their families. The commissioning of the Base Depot Ship Tanaji today is a natural progression of the Western Naval Command of having an independent organisation to look after the needs of these units.

    Indian Defence Chief PRO Captain Manohar Nambiar said that continuing with the tradition of honouring Indian Military leaders by naming naval establishments after them, the base depot ship has been named after a great Maratha military leader Tanaji Malusare. Also known as the Simha (Lion), he was a warrior and military leader in the army of Shivaji. He is famously known for the battle of Sinhagad in 1670. At Shivaji's request he pledged to recapture the fortress of Kondana near Pune. He and his men fought valiantly and recaptured the fort. However, Tanaji lost his life in the battle and Shivaji renamed the fort from Kondana to Sinhagad in his honour. It is said that on hearing the news Shivaji remarked "Gad Ala Pan Simha Gela" meaning although the fort has been captured, the lion has been lost.

    During the commissioning ceremony of INS Tanaji, true to the highest traditions of Indian Navy, the Ceremonial Guard presented arms to the tunes of Naval band and the Naval Ensign was hoisted on the Ship's Flag Mast. On the last bar of the National Anthem, the Commissioning Pennant was broken symbolizing the dedication of INS Tanaji to the Nation. The ceremony was attended by Vice Admiral DK Joshi, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command and other high ranking Officers of the Navy. Commodore Sanjay Bhutani, Commanding Officer read out the Commissioning Warrant. A large number of defence and civil dignitaries, officers, sailors and their families also witnessed the ceremony.







    Naval base depot ship INS Tanaji commissioned - The Times of India
     
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    Indian navy warships on goodwill visit to Israel to celebrate diplomatic ties

    ISRAEL: Four Indian navy warships equipped with modern weaponry are on a goodwill visit to this northern coastal city of Israel to "strengthen service-to- service linkages", as the two countries celebrate 20 years of diplomatic ties this year.

    INS Mumbai, Trishul, Gomti and Aditya, from Indian navy's western fleet, anchored at the Haifa coast on Monday as part of their Mediterranean tour.

    The four-day visit here of the Indian navy warships, which are equipped with electronic sensors and missile systems, "shows the importance India attaches to the growing Indo-Israeli relations and continued cooperation and engagement between the two countries is expected to grow," officials here said.

    "Indian warships have regularly paid visits to ports in the West Asia and East Africa reaffirming their peaceful presence and solidarity with countries in the region," they said.

    The Indian navy has also been at the forefront in providing humanitarian assistance to victims of natural disaster in all parts of the world.

    The Mediterranean tour of the four warships is being headed by Rear Admiral A R Karve, who will be calling upon several senior Israeli naval officers and the Mayor of Haifa, Yona Yahav.

    The Indian sailors will also be paying their respects at the memorial of Indian soldiers buried in Haifa while fighting for the Allied forces in what has come to be known as the war for the liberation of Haifa.

    In a rare tribute to the Indian soldiers who fought for the liberation of the city, the municipality of Haifa has decided to include the stories of their valiant efforts by incorporating them in the school curricula as part of the history textbooks.


    Indian navy warships on goodwill visit to Israel to celebrate diplomatic ties - The Economic Times
     
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    India Unveils Coastal Surveillance System


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    India Aug. 3 launched its National Automatic Identification System (NAIS), aimed at ensuring effective coordination for coastal surveillance. Saab of Sweden and Indian defense major Elcome Marine Services built the NAIS at a cost of more than $22 million.

    NAIS connects 74 sensors installed on lighthouses along the entire coastline of India that will be able to track vessels to a distance of 50 kilometers from the coast. NAIS provides real-time traffic information and the web server allows access to live data over the Internet.

    “The project comprised installation of sensors and equipments along the Indian coast for regional and national control centers. Saab implemented the entire gamut of the project, which included installation, commissioning, training and support, along with their Indian partner, Elcome Marine Services,” said an executive of Elcome.

    Saab and Elcome signed the NAIS deal in November 2010 and the project was finally accepted by the Indian government in May 2012.

    Elcome provided the overall project management, site survey, installation of equipment, sourcing of equipment locally, such as servers, workstations, switches and routers, very small aperture terminal racks, generators and civil works , claimed the Elcome executive.

    Seventy four base stations have been installed in lighthouses with six regional control and two coastal control centers, in addition to one national data center. There are monitoring stations at Navy, Coast Guard and other centers under the project.

    India Unveils Coastal Surveillance System | Defense News | defensenews.com
     
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    Indian Navy to get new budget control system

    In a revolutionary step to speed up its budgetary processes and macro-manage public funds, the Indian Navy will Saturday launch its force-wide automated Financial Information System (FIS) that is expected to simplify decision-making and enhance transparency in its monetary dealings.

    Defence Minister A.K. Antony will launch the FIS at an event in the presence of Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma. For starters, FIS will help manage the $13 billion the Indian Navy has been been allocated in the budget for 2012-13.

    Developed over a two-year period with help from information technology major Wipro Infotech, the FIS cost the navy about $6 million to create.

    “The FIS is a pioneering initiative of the Indian Navy for effective management of its budget, both capital and revenue. The FIS provides a unified platform to bring together all departments involved in budgetary estimation, allocation and public expenditure,” a naval officer said.

    “The system will deal only with public funds and would simplify fund allocation, expenditure and monitoring and reduce timelines in the procurement process,” the officer added.

    The FIS will replace the legacy system of budget management that happened predominantly manually and took nearly 45 days of every year in preparing for the processes of allocation and utilisation.With the Indian Navy buying new equipment – for which nearly $5 billion was allocated this year – annually, the FIS is expected to not only help allocate funds, but also monitor the payment schedule to the sellers.

    To be hosted on 36 physical servers that translate into 54 virtual servers in the national capital, the FIS will be based on the navy’s intranet and hence would be free of the threat of cyber attacks.

    “The system has been designed to comply with existing financial regulations, thereby automatically ensuring compliance by all users,” the officer said.

    Interestingly, the navy has over 700 units, including warships, that utilise funds from the annual budget under over 650 heads.

    The Indian Navy, being entrusted with the responsibility of securing Indian maritime interests and safeguarding a 7,500-km coastline and the exclusive economic zone, has to maintain a large fleet and supporting units, apart from modernising and upgrading its platforms and equipment.

    All of these processes are facilitated by the naval budget, which is managed and utilised by the directorate of naval plans at the headquarters.

    Indian Navy to get new budget control system | idrw.org
     
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    Govt approves new Coast Guard academy in Kerala

    NEW DELHI: The youngest and smallest of the four armed forces under the defence ministry, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is now finally set to get a training academy of its own under the ongoing revamp of the country's coastal security infrastructure.

    The cabinet committee on security, chaired by PM Manmohan Singh, on Monday evening cleared the setting up of the ICG academy at Azhikkal in Kannur district of Kerala at a cost of Rs 661 crore, which includes land, infrastructure and manpower needs.

    "The state government has offered 164 acres of land at Azhikkal for the academy. The ICG needs professionally trained officers and enrolled personnel to carry out its mandate at sea to meet the ever-changing challenges in the field of maritime security," an official said on Wednesday.

    The proposed academy, the second major military academy in Kerala after the Indian Naval Academy (INA) at Ezhimala, will be capable of training 650 trainees as well as catering to the training needs of naval, BSF (water wing) and marine police personnel.

    INA itself is poised for a major expansion at a cost of around Rs 340 crore to ensure the existing annual capacity of 750 trainees can be taken up to 1,200 cadets from 2015 onwards.

    The government decided to bolster the "assets" and manpower of ICG, which has suffered from relative neglect since it came into existence in August 1978, after being jolted by the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai four years ago.

    "Apart from using Navy's training facilities, ICG also has a makeshift training centre at Kochi. But these temporary arrangements have proved to be inadequate due to growing needs of ICG," said the official.

    Plans are afoot to ensure Coast Guard can increase its force-levels to around 200 ships and 100 aircraft by 2018 to effectively tackle its operational tasks, which include piracy and the terror threat emanating from sea, officials said.

    At present, ICG is making do with about 110 "surface units'', including just six advanced and 11 other offshore patrol vessels, and 51 "air units'' comprising 28 Dornier surveillance aircraft, 19 Chetak and four Dhruv helicopters.

    Moreover, it has 1,714 officers, 9,196 enrolled personnel and 1,553 civilians. This when at least triple those numbers are required to effectively protect India's vast 5,422-km coastline, 1,197 islands and 2.01 million sq km of exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

    India's EEZ, incidentally, will expand by another one million sq km after the proposed delimitation of the continental shelf, which will then make it almost equal to the country's actual landmass.

    Govt approves new Coast Guard academy in Kerala - The Times of India
     
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    Re: Indian carrier's deck systems tested with MiG-29K prototype

    The Chinese never needed to think about science. And they were the highest scientific thinkers. India is practical about science, and our weapon systems are the best, perhaps. We must seriously think about getting an Aegis like missile system, or make the naval vessel, completely stealthy. The second option seems good, because missiles are becoming better. The vessel must be stealthy. The missile is used, basically as one uses the targeting apparatus of a gun. If the missile cannot have a target, then the missile cannot hit it.
     
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    Sudarshini’s voyage helped Cement India-ASEAN ties

    By Express News Service - KOCHI 26th March 2013 01:01 PM
    INS Sudarshini, Indian Navy’s sail training ship, returned on Monday after a six-month-long voyage to South-east Asia. On the successful completion of the voyage, the vessel was received by Defence Minister A K Antony at the Southern Naval Command, in Kochi.

    On a commemorative voyage celebrating India’s ties with ASEAN nations, INS Sudarshini set sail from Kochi on September 15, 2012, and visited 9 countries in South-east Asia. The vessel covered more than 13,700 nautical miles in its 121-day-long sojourn at sea.

    Addressing the ship’s Captain and crew, A K Antony said that the voyage reaffirms India’s commitment towards strengthening economic, cultural and diplomatic bonds with the ASEAN countries.

    The Defence Minister pointed out that neighbouring nations need not share borders but common goals and interests. He hoped that the common challenges and strategic interests of India and ASEAN will take the relations further forward. The Defence Minister also appreciated the Commanding Officer and crew of INS Sudarshini.

    Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Admiral Satish Soni, Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, expressed satisfaction at the achievements of the ship’s crew and said that the vagaries of weather in the South China Sea had steeled the cadets.

    Various commercial and cultural events were hosted by India at the 12 ports of call as INS Sudarshini sailed across time zones and unfurled the Tricolour on numerous friendly shores. Commander N Shyamsunder and the crew of ship hosted thousands of visitors, including schoolchildren at the ports where the ship called. These included Padang, Bali and Manado in Indonesia, Port Muara in Brunei, Cebu and Manila in Philippines, Da Nang in Vietnam, Sihanoukville in Cambodia, Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand, Singapore, Port Klang in Malaysia and Sittwe in Myanmar.
     

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