‘हर काम देश के नाम‘
INS SATPURA ARRIVES AT MAKASSAR, INDONESIA
As part of the Indian Navy’s deployment to ASEAN countries, Indian Naval Ship Satpura arrived at Makassar, Indonesia on 04 June 2023 to participate in the 4th edition of the Multilateral Naval Exercise KOMODO (MNEK-23) scheduled from 05-08 June 2023. The ship will also represent the Indian Navy at the International Fleet Review (IFR) being reviewed by HE Joko Widodo, the President of the Republic of Indonesia on 05 June 2023.
During the harbour phase of the visit, INS Satpura will participate in the International Maritime Security Symposium and various other activities that include City Parade, cultural programmes, and Band performances. INS Satpura is also scheduled to participate in a multilateral maritime exercise on 08 Jun 23.
ASEAN is at the core of India’s Indo-Pacific policy as enunciated by the Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi. Indian Navy’s regular participation in the MNEK series of exercises is a reaffirmation of India’s commitment to ‘Act East’ in its endeavour to ensure ‘Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR)’.
INS Satpura, an indigenously designed and built multipurpose stealth frigate, is a part of the Eastern Fleet. The ship is equipped with a versatile array of weapons and sensors and capable of embarking two multi-role helicopters. The ship is currently mission deployed in South East Asia and participated in the inaugural edition of the ASEAN-India Maritime Exercise (AIME-23) from 02-08 May 23, which witnessed participation by all ASEAN navies.