Sunday, October 25, 2015

Indonesian naval ship arrives in Kochi

KOCHI: Indonesian Naval ship KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda (367), a Multi-Role Light frigate (Pennant No.367), has arrived for a two day visit here. During her two-day visit, various interactions with Southern Naval Command had been planned, a defence release said. Commanding Officer of KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda Commander Gung Putu Alit Jaya accompanied by Col (N) Arif Harnanto, resident Defence Attache (DA) at New Delhi called on Rear Admiral RB Pandit, the Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command, it said. Other interaction includes sporting fixtures between the two navies as well as exchange of visits by specialist officers and men from both the countries with Indian Navy personnel visiting the Indonesian Naval ships and Indonesian personnel visiting the training facilities at Southern Naval Command.

KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda is a Diponegoro Class ship and was commissioned on October 18, 2008. The ship is enroute to Belawan (Indonesia) and was planned to depart from Kochi on morning of October 25, it added.

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