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Indian Naval Ships Conclude South China Sea Deployment

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Source: Th

 Context: Indian Navy ships INS Delhi, INS Shakti, and INS Kiltan completed their operational deployment to the South China Sea, visiting Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Brunei.

This deployment underscores India’s expanding maritime engagement in Southeast Asia, focusing on cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. The visit included exchanges, exercises, and community outreach programs aimed at enhancing naval cooperation and interoperability.


About INS Kiltan:

INS Kiltan, a state-of-the-art indigenous warship, is on the brink of being commissioned into the Indian Navy. It represents the third vessel in the Kamorta-class corvettes constructed under Project 28. It is named after an island in the strategically significant Lakshadweep and Minicoy group.