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Monday, May 25, 2015

India sends four warships to the East, kicks off exercise with Singapore

RSS ArcherIndia has dispatched four warships, including a frontline destroyer and a stealth frigate, on a long overseas deployment to the South Indian Ocean and South China Sea in consonance with the country's "Act East" policy.

As part of the endeavor, two of the warships -- stealth frigate INS Satpura and anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kamorta - also kicked off the four-day SIMBEX exercise with the Singaporean Navy on Saturday.

The Eastern Fleet's deployment led by Rear Admiral A B Singh will see the warships, which also include destroyer INS Ranvir and fleet tanker INS Shakti, make port calls at Jakarta (Indonesia), Freemantle (Australia), Kuantan (Malaysia), Sattahip (Thailand) and Sihanoukville (Cambodia).

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