INS Kadmatt Bolsters India-Thailand Maritime Bonds in Bangkok
To bolster maritime cooperation between India and Thailand, the Indian Navy's INS Kadmatt has arrived in Bangkok as part of its extended deployment to the North Pacific Ocean and South China Sea. This visit aims to enhance coordination between the naval forces of both countries and foster a stronger maritime alliance.
The ongoing operational changes in Bangkok encompass a range of harbor activities, such as reciprocal visits involving personnel from the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Academy and a preparatory conference for the upcoming Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX). Following its departure from Bangkok, INS Kadmatt is slated to join the MPX alongside HTMS Rattanakosin, a corvette from the Royal Thai Navy, in a collaborative effort.
In December 2023, Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), is scheduled to visit INS Kadmatt and interact with the ship's crew. Moreover, the CNS is leading the Indian Naval delegation at the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Conclave of Chiefs (CoC), held in Bangkok and hosted by the Royal Thai Navy.
Commissioned on January 7, 2016, INS Kadmatt stands as the second of four indigenous Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) corvettes in the Indian Navy. It has actively engaged in numerous joint naval exercises with allied nations, significantly contributing to regional security while nurturing maritime relationships. With cutting-edge weaponry and advanced sensors, INS Kadmatt possesses the capability to undertake a diverse array of missions. The vessel operates as part of the Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet, stationed in Visakhapatnam, and functions under the command of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.