Langkawi. 28 March 2019. Indian Navy’s ASW corvette, INS Kadmatt has been docked in the shores of the Andaman Sea  at Langkawi, Malaysia for a week. The ship is  a participant at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, LIMA-19. The ship is a part of the Indian naval delegation led by the Chief Designate Vice Admiral Karambir Singh  Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command .

INS Kadmatt

The ship was a part of the International Fleet Review yesterday by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad . It is a part of maritime and air demonstration, Sea Exercises with 29 other participating navies, cultural exchange programmes, cross visits to ships, sporting events including  numerous seminars and interactions on the sidelines of the main event.

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh

Prior this Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, Head of Delegation had  attended the Opening Ceremony along with the Cdr Sachin Dhir CO INS Kadmatt.  Subsequently, ship’s company of Kadmatt participated in the Man and Cheer Ship as also the Chetak aircraft embarked onboard took part in the flypast as part of the final Dress Rehearsal of the the International Fleet Review(IFR)

INS Kadmatt (P 29) is an indigenous stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette and was commissioned into the Indian Navy in January 2016. The ship is fitted with state of the art weapons, sensors and machinery and is also designed to embark the Seaking anti-submarine helicopter.

anti-submarine warfare

On the sidelines of the IFR, personnel from INS Kadmatt interacted with personnel from friendly foreign navies as also attended the Maritime Exhibition demonstration at the Resorts World.

Malaysia and India are maritime neighbours and the two navies continue to interact closely on issues related to training and exchange best practices during visits by ships from both sides. As part of such friendly engagements, Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Ship KD Jebat, a frigate underwent the Operational Sea Training by Flag Officer Sea Training FOST at Kochi in October 2018 and RMN KD Lekir had participated in the IFR held off Visakhapatnam in February 2016.