Indian Naval ships visit Malaysia

New Delhi: Indian Naval Ships Shivalik, and Jyoti, which are on overseas deployment to Southeast Asia and Southern Indian Ocean, reached Malaysia`s Kuantan on Sunday, a defence statement said.

During the stay at Kuantan harbour till May 19, various activities such as official calls, formal reception on board ships, ships open to visitors, guided tours for Indian naval personnel and professional interaction between naval personnel of both the nations have been planned, it said.

“The visit of the Indian Naval Ships seeks to underscore India`s peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly and harmonious countries towards ensuring good order in the maritime domain and to strengthen existing bonds between India and Malaysia,” the statement said.

“The current deployment will contribute towards the Indian Navy`s efforts to consolidate inter-operability and forge strong bonds of friendship across the seas,” it added.

INS Shivalik, a multi-role stealth frigate is commanded by Captain R. Vinod Kumar while INS Jyoti, the fleet replenishment tanker, is commanded by Captain S. Shyam Sundar.