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2 Indian warships to visit Philippines

/ 03:47 PM October 22, 2019
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Indian Navy stealth multi-role frigate INS Sahyadri (F49) during Rim of the Pacific 2018. US NAVY

MANILA, Philippines — Two Indian warships will drop anchor in Manila on Wednesday for a goodwill visit.

INS Sayhadri (F-49), a Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate; and INS Kiltan (P-30), a Kamorta-class anti-submarine warfare corvette will dock at Pier 15, said Lt. Cmdr. Maria Christina Roxas, acting director of naval public affairs office.

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The warships will be in the Philippines from Oct. 23 to 26. It is expected to conduct various confidence-building measures with its Philippine Navy counterparts.

The visit of India’s navy ships comes after a five-day visit of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to the Philippines.

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Kovind and President Rodrigo Duterte agreed to boost their cooperation in terms of maritime security and defense modernization. /je

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