(THE GIST OF PIB) Exercise Samudra Laksamana

(THE GIST OF PIB) Exercise Samudra Laksamana


Exercise Samudra Laksamana

  • The Exercise Samudra Laksamana kicked off on February 28 and will continue until March 2, taking place at or off the coast of Visakhapatnam.

About Exercise Samudra Laksamana:

  • It is a joint naval exercise between the Indian Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy.
  • It is the 3rd edition of this exercise.
  • Indian Naval Ship Kiltan and Royal Malaysian Ship KD Lekir are participating in this exercise which has harbour professional interactions followed by the operational phase at sea.
  • At harbour, crew of both ships will have various professional interactions, Subject Matter Expert Exchange on topics of mutual interest, sports fixtures, and other interactions.
  • These interactions are aimed to enhance knowledge base, share best practices and further cooperation on maritime aspects. The exercise aims to strengthen bonds and enhance interoperability between the Indian and Royal Malaysian Navy.

Key points about INS Kiltan

  • It is an indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette
  • This is the third of the four Kamorta-class corvettes being built under Project 28.
  • The ship derives its name from one of the islands in Aminidivi group of the strategically located Lakshadweep and Minicoy group of islands.
  • It is designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house organisation Directorate of Naval Design and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata.



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