Indian navy ships arrive at Busan to participate in ADMM-Plus exercise

Huang Panyue
2019-04-29 08:35:26

NEW DELHI, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Indian navy ships Kolkata and Shakti arrived at Busan, South Korea, for a three-day visit to participate in the ADMM-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise (FTX), said official sources in New Delhi on Sunday.

The ADMM-Plus (ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting) is a platform for Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its eight dialogue partners to strengthen security and defense cooperation for peace, stability and development in the region.

The ADMM-Plus countries include 10 ASEAN member states and eight plus countries, namely Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, the Russian Federation and the United States.

The two Indian navy ships have recently completed the international fleet review in Qingdao, China, as part of the celebrations of the 70th founding anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy.

During the visit in Busan, the Indian navy ships will have professional interaction with ADMM-Plus navies, among other activities and events.

On departing Busan on May 1, the Indian Navy ships are scheduled to undertake maritime security exercise with participating navies. The ships will thereafter sail to Singapore, where the closing ceremony of ADMM-Plus Exercise is scheduled.


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