DEFENCE, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Indian Naval Ship Satpura visited Manila, the Capital city of the Philippines with the objective of enhancing military cooperation with the navies of friendly foreign countries.
The INS Satpura deployed in the South China Sea (SCS) and West Pacific region.
The visit was aimed at strengthening mutual working relationships and interoperability between the Indian Navy and the Philippines Navy.
During the visit, the Commanding Officer, Captain Saket Khanna called on Commodore Roy Vincent Trinidad, Deputy Commander of the Philippines Fleet. The officers and sailors of both navies were briefed about the indigenous design and construction of the modern stealth frigate.
INS Satpura, a part of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam is an indigenously designed and built Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate. The ship is equipped to seek and destroy adversaries in air, surface and undersea. The Shivalik-class is a ship that is an improvement over the preceding Talwar-class frigates built at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. The ship was launched in 2004 and commissioned in 2011.