Indian Navy Ship embarks on an overseas sojourn for the friendly shores of Cambodia.
INS Kadmatt, an anti-submarine warfare corvette is docked at Sihanoukville port of Cambodia for a duration of three days and the aim of this overseas sojourn is to commemorate the 25th anniversary of India–ASEAN dialogue and in consonance with India’s ‘Act East’ policy. It also aims at showcasing India’s ship building capability, long sustenance and global reach of the Indian Navy. The Indian Navy ship has been deployed in the region since early Sept 2017 and is visiting Cambodia on completion of the ASEAN IFR held at Pataya, Thailand last week.
During the course of the three days, the Commanding Officer will call on several high ranking officers of Royal Cambodian Navy. A training capsule for the for Cambodia Naval personnel will be conducted on board the ship as well as sports activities between the navies. The sojourn is to cement friendly ties and aid mutual growth and development. The ship will also take part in a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with ships of the Royal Cambodian Navy on her departure from Sihanoukville.
India and Cambodia share historical ties and India has supported the development of Cambodia through various initiatives starting with the establishment of a embassy in 1981. The current overseas visit is expected to enhance and strengthen the mutual relationship between the two nations and promotes closer cooperation, building trust and confidence between both navies to promote peace and stability in the maritime region.