New Delhi. 03 December 2023. INS Kadmatt, on a Long Range Operational Deployment to the North Pacific Ocean entered Yokosuka, Japan on Dec 02, 2023 for an Operational Turnaround (OTR).
Onboard visits including professional interactions and community welfare activities are planned during the stay. Interactions with the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) will include cross-ship visits, professional exchange of ideas, Joint Yoga Camp, and coordination meeting for the Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX).
At Yokosuka, the ship will be celebrating the Navy Day on 04 Dec 2023 in presence of the Indian diaspora in Japan. Recently, INS Kadmatt has also undertaken fuelling with JMSDF Fast Combat Support Ship, JS Towada on 28 Nov 2023, off Okinawa, under the tenets of the Reciprocal Provisioning of Supply and Services (RPSS) signed between both navies.
The visit of INS Kadmatt to Japan and interaction with the JMSDF is aimed at further bolstering maritime cooperation between India and Japan, in line with the vision of both countries for the Indo-Pacific. INS Kadmatt is an indigenously designed and built Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, equipped with state-of-the-art AS weapon suite.