Delegates of Vietnam and India pose together (Photo: VNA)

Hai Phong (VNA) – Two navy ships INS SATPURA and INS KADMATT of India docked at Hai Phong Port on September 23 for a five-day trip to the northern city of Hai Phong.

The two vessels, with total 65 officers and 580 crew members on board, are led by Colonel Rahul Shankar.

The visit is being made on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-India diplomatic ties and the 10th anniversary of their strategic partnership. It aims to bolster cooperation, friendship, mutual understanding and trust between the two countries’ armies and navies.

During the visit, the guests are scheduled to pay courtesy visits to the municipal People’s Committee and the High Command of Vietnam People’s Navy.

They will also hold joint exercises with the Vietnam People’s Navy on marine formations and participate in sport activities with the host naval force.-VNA