INS Kiltan arrives at Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam

NEW DELHI, May 12 : As a part of the operational deployment of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet, Indian Naval Ship Kiltan, an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) corvette, arrived at Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, on Sunday.

INS Kiltan received a warm welcome from the Vietnam People’s Navy and the Indian Embassy. This visit is poised to further strengthen the longstanding friendship and cooperation between the two maritime nations, an Indian Navy statement said.

India and Vietnam share a comprehensive strategic partnership. Furthering the ties, the visit by INS Kiltan is focused on activities including professional interactions, sporting events, social exchanges, and community outreach, reflecting the shared values of both navies.

The visit will conclude with a maritime partnership exercise at sea between the Indian Navy and Vietnam People’s Navy. The exercise would further enhance the interoperability and exchange of best practices.

INS Kiltan is an indigenous ASW corvette, that was designed by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. INS Kiltan is the third of four P28 Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) corvettes.