Indian Naval Ship Kadmatt Docks In Thailand To Bolster Indo-Thai Maritime Cooperation

As part of her Long Range Operational Deployment to the North Pacific Ocean and South China Sea, INS Kadmatt arrived at Bangkok, Thailand, on 19 Dec 23. The aim of the visit is to further bolster India-Thailand maritime cooperation and enhance interoperability between both the navies.

To be noted that the Harbour activities scheduled during the operational turnaround include Cross-ship visit by personnel from Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Academy and planning conference for Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX).

Further, on departure from Bangkok, the ship will undertake MPX with HTMS Rattanakosin, a corvette of the Royal Thai Navy.

Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff, would be visiting INS Kadmatt on 21 Dec 23 to interact with crew of the ship.

The CNS is heading the Indian Naval delegation at the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Conclave of Chiefs (CoC) being hosted by the Royal Thai Navy at Bangkok, Thailand from 19 – 22 Dec 23.

INS Kadmatt is second of the four indigenous ASW corvettes of the Indian Navy.

Commissioned on 07 Jan 2016, the ship has participated in numerous joint naval exercises with friendly nations, contributing to regional security and fostering maritime ties.

Also, the ship is equipped with state-of-the-art weapon and sensor package, enabling her to carry out wide range of missions.

She is part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam and functions under the command of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.