India to join China's fleet review, boost defence ties
NEW DELHI: Two Indian warships will be taking part in China's international fleet review (IFR), as part of the continuing efforts to step-up bilateral military ties after the temporary freeze due to the 73-day troop stand-off at Do-m in 2017.
Indigenously-built guided-missile destroyer INS Kolkata and fleet tanker INS Shakti, which are on an annual overseas deployment to the contentious South China Sea where China is locked in territorial disputes with its neighbours, will arrive at the Chinese port city of Qingdao on Saturday.
"Our warships, during their stay in the harbour, will be open for visits by officials of the People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) and local populace to showcase India's naval prowess and ship-building capability. There will also be interactions with personnel from other navies participating in the IFR, which is being held as part of PLAN's 70th anniversary celebrations," said Navy spokesperson Captain D K Sharma.
Ashish Malakar • 9 hours ago
Nobody can beat Modiji in diplomacy. An astute diplomacy from Modiji got Zi caught in a dilemma. Modiji knows very well the importance of having good relationship with the neighbours but at the same time made one point very clear not to ever think of messing up with India. Har Har Modi.
Ashish Malakar • 1 hour ago
Very rightly said. Modi diplomacy unmatched. Its beyond human boundaries.
Ashish Malakar • 7 hours ago
Modi is a born looser and a lier
Hie Ther • PS • 9 hours ago
Modi did a commendable job holding mighty China
Kosmic Power • 8 hours ago
Modi is the master, two war ships to collect data.
anmol sam • 8 hours ago
I don''t trust China. India be careful
trusting Hindus • anmol sam • China • 7 hours ago
Nobody asked for you trust. At ease, poor Hindu
Pradeep Kumar trusting Hindus • 1 hour ago
Nobody asked to you to comment here Mr Pakistani,RIP!!!
Sooraj • 4 hours ago
Indigenously built guided-missile destroyer INS Kolkata and ....??????????
Main engine from Ukraine, body by Russia, Radar and missiles of Israel, guns from Russia. Assembled with guidance of Russian technicians. Then all Indian INDIGENOUS.
Only common Indians are fooled to believe India indigenous, just like their Tejas.
Pramod • Sambalpur • 8 hours ago
It is highly appreciated if India will assess the military capabilities of the dragons and equip ourselves accordingly so that China can not play hoax with us.Now is trying to assess our naval capabilities and we have to show our best.pkpatra