A flotilla of four Indian naval ships arrived in Manila Wednesday for a four-day goodwill visit to the Philippines.
The guided missile frigate Satpura, guided missile corvette Kirch, guided missile destroyer Ranvijay, and fleet tanker Shakti docked at Pier 15 of Manila’s South Harbor and will stay until June 16, according to the Indian Embassy in Manila.
The ships have a total of more than 800 officers and men headed by Rear Admiral Ajit Kumar.
Officials and men from the Philippine Navy met with their Indian counterparts at the pier and conducted a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure drill.
The Indian embassy said those who wish to visit the ship should coordinate with the embassy by sending an email containing their names, contact details and vehicles which they will use and send it at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The ship will be open to the public on June 12 at 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and on June 15 from 09:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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