INS Kadmatt Enhances India-Thailand Maritime Relations in Bangkok


InIn a bid to strengthen maritime collaboration between India and Thailand, INS Kadmatt of the Indian Navy has docked in Bangkok as part of its prolonged deployment to the North Pacific Ocean and South China Sea. The primary objective of this visit is to improve coordination between the naval forces of both nations and cultivate a more robust maritime partnership.

The ongoing operational developments in Bangkok encompass various harbor activities, including reciprocal visits involving Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Academy personnel and a preliminary conference in preparation for the upcoming Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX). After leaving Bangkok, INS Kadmatt is set to participate alongside HTMS Rattanakosin, a corvette of the Royal Thai Navy, in the collaborative MPX.

During December 2023, Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), is scheduled to pay a visit to INS Kadmatt and engage with its crew. Additionally, the CNS will lead the Indian Naval delegation at the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Conclave of Chiefs (CoC) hosted by the Royal Thai Navy in Bangkok.

Commissioned on January 7, 2016, INS Kadmatt serves as the second of four indigenous Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) corvettes within the Indian Navy. It has actively participated in numerous joint naval exercises with allied nations, making significant contributions to regional security and fostering maritime ties. Equipped with advanced weaponry and sensors, INS Kadmatt possesses the capability to undertake a wide range of missions. The vessel operates as part of the Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet, based in Visakhapatnam, under the command of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.

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