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PANO – As part of their visit to Vietnam, Indian crew members of INS Ranvijay (D55), a Rajput class destroyer of the Indian Navy have gone shopping and met with various people in the Han Market in Danang city.
Most of them commented that “Danang people are friendly and hospitable” and the guests also showed their friendship with local people by presenting children chocolate and biscuits.
After that, they visited the Cham Museum and took photographs of the Rong (Dragon) Bridge, the Han River Bridge and the garden of statues on Bach Dang Street.
On June 5th, Indian sailors had a friendly football match with their counterparts of the Naval Region 3. Captain Anil Jose Joseph, Head of the Operation Department of the fleet confided that they all were moved with the warm welcome and friendship of Vietnamese sailors, Danang authorities and people and these sweet memories and solidarity would linger in their hearts forever.
Talking with the press, Rear Admiral Ajit Kumar P, Flag Officer Eastern Fleet, laid stress on the profound, friendly and solidarity ties between Vietnamese and Indian navies over the past time and hoped that the visit would help strengthen and deepen fruitful solidarity between the two armies and peoples.
Earlier on June 4th, four Indian Navy warships, led by Rear Admiral Ajit Kumar P, Flag Officer Eastern Fleet and Colonel Anil Jose Joseph, Head of Operation Department of the fleet, docked at Tien Sa port in the central city of Danang, starting their 4-day visit to Vietnam.
The Indian flotilla to Danang city includes the Shivalik-class stealth destroyer INS SATPURA (captained by Colonel Sudhir Gopalkrishna) with a 400-member crew; the Rajput-class destroyer INS RANVIJAY (captained by Vitthal Ram Peshwae) with 450 sailors; the Kora-class corvette INS KIRCH (captained by Major Satish M Shenai) with 170 sailors; and the Deepak-class fleet tanker INS SHAKTI (captained by Raghunath K Nair) with 320 sailors.
Translated by Mai Huong