|Indian naval ship, Ins Sahyadri under the command of Capt Ashwin Arvind, receives a warmly welcome by the central city's People's Committee, navy force at Tiên Sa Port on Tuesday. — VNS Photo Công Thành
ĐÀ NẴNG — Indian naval ship, Ins Sahyadri, under the command of Capt Ashwin Arvind, docked at the central city’s Tiên Sa Port on Tuesday, starting a three-day friendly visit from October 29 to November 1.
The ship’s visit is part of ongoing operational deployment of the Indian Navy to Southeast Asia, and there will be professional interaction between personnel of both navies including tours and sports events.
India-Việt Nam relations have grown stronger in recent years due to a vibrant economic engagement and growing convergence on political, regional and security issues.
In 2016, during the official visit of Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi to Việt Nam, the relations between the two countries were elevated to the level of ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’.
The Indian Navy has extensive interactions with the Việt Nam People’s Navy, particularly in the field of training, repairs, maintenance and logistics support aimed at capacity building.
In April, Indian Coast Guard ship, Icgs Vijit also paid a port call to Đà Nẵng, and two Indian naval ships, Ins Kolkata and Ins Shakti paid a port call to Cam Ranh International Port in Khánh Hòa Province.
Last year, three Indian naval ships – frigate Sahyadri, fleet tanker Shakti and anti-submarine stealth corvette Kamorta – took a four-day friendly visit at Đà Nẵng City.
|Indian naval ship Ins Sahyadri anchors at the Đà Nẵng city's Tiên Sa Port for its three-day friendly visit to the city. —VNS Photo Công Thành
A farewell ceremony will take place at Tiên Sa Port on Friday.
In 2018, the Indian ambassador to Việt Nam, Parvathaneni Harish, planted a Bodhi tree taken from Bodhi Gaya, a Buddhist pilgrimage site in India, in the annual Quán Thế Âm (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) festival – the city’s biggest Buddhism festival – at Quán Thế Âm Pagoda, and series of cultural programmes were held to mark the 46th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. — VNS