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In swift follow-up action, Indian warship visits Indonesia's Sabang port

Delhi, Jakarta agreed in May to develop strategic port near Malacca

Presidential ship INS Sumitra proceeds for fleet review. Photo: Twitter
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Presidential ship INS Sumitra proceeds for fleet review. Photo: Twitter

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
On Wednesday, the Indian Navy patrol vessel, INS Sumitra, became the first-ever warship to sail into the Indonesian port of Sabang, strategically poised at the mouth of the Malacca Strait.

Underlining the importance New Delhi and Jakarta place on the visit, the vessel was welcomed to Sabang by traditional Indonesian dancers, Indonesian navy and air force officers, and Indian diplomats based in Jakarta, including the ambassador, P K Rawat.

This swift follow-up comes on the heels of thejoint announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo,in Jakarta on May 30,that an Indian-Indonesian joint task force

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First Published: Jul 11 2018 | 1:51 AM IST

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