Three Indian Navy ships arrive in Singapore for operational deployment in South China Sea

Singapore . Three Indian ships have arrived in Singapore as part of the operational deployment of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet in the South China Sea, underscoring the strong relationship between the two navies. Indian Naval Ships Delhi, Shakti and Kiltan, commanded by Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar, arrived in Singapore on Monday, an Indian Navy spokesperson said on social media platform ‘X’. Amid China showing its military aggression in the South China Sea, the Indian Navy said that the arrival of these three ships in Singapore is part of the operational deployment of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet in the South China Sea.

At present, the Chinese Navy is engaged in a standoff with the US-backed Philippine Navy in the South China Sea. Philippines has claimed ‘Second Thomas Shoal’ in the South China Sea, which China has strongly opposed. China claims most of the South China Sea. Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also have claims on it. The Indian ships were warmly welcomed by Singapore Naval personnel and the High Commissioner of India to Singapore. “The visit of these Indian ships will further strengthen the long-standing friendship and cooperation between the two countries through a number of programs and activities,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

According to the statement, during the stay of these ships in the port, various activities are planned to be undertaken, including interactions with the Indian High Commission, professional dialogue with the Singapore Navy as well as academic and community interaction, among other activities. which reflect the shared values ​​of both navies. It said, “The Indian Navy and the Singapore Navy have enjoyed strong relations spanning over three decades of cooperation, coordination and exchange of regular visits and mutual training arrangements. The current deployment reflects the strong ties between the two navies.

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