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Navy to conduct operational demo at Vizag, while two warships in Vietnam | India News


NEW DELHI: The Navy is preparing for a show of combat capability in Visakhapatnam to celebrate its annual anniversary on December 4, even as two of its frontline warships are deployed to the South China Sea now. is in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Navy Day celebrations, such as Army Day and IAF, have been moved out of the national capital region (NCR) for the first time under the direction of the government to bring important events to regions of the country.
The IAF Day parade and parade on October 8 will be conducted in Chandigarh this year, while the Army Day parade on January 15 next year will be held in Bengaluru.
India celebrates December 4th as Navy Day every year in recognition of this force’s daring attack on Karachi bottom gate Trident Campaign during the Indo-Pak war of 1971.
President Droupadi Murmu will be the guest of honor during a show of action at Vizag on Sunday, which will include warships, submarines, aircraft and marine commandos. Officials say the event will culminate with a sunset ceremony and illumination by ships at the anchorage.
The Navy said that the deployment of the stealthy frigate INS Shivalik and the anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kamorta to Vietnam will further strengthen the strong relationship between the two navies as well as mark the 50th anniversary. establish bilateral diplomatic relations.
“The two indigenous warships are equipped with a versatile array of weapons and sensors, carry multi-role helicopters and represent India’s advanced shipbuilding capabilities,” an official said.
With an eye on China, India has upgraded its defense ties with ASEAN countries through regular joint exercises, military exchanges and training programs over the past few years.
India also wants to increase arms supplies to ASEAN countries, an effort that was given a big boost following a $375 million deal with the Philippines to buy BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles with a range of 290 km last month. 1 year now.
In addition to BrahMos, India also plans to sell Akash missile systems, which can intercept aircraft, helicopters, drones and subsonic cruise missiles at a range of 25 km, to countries like the Philippines. , Indonesia and Vietnam, among others.

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