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Seven warships of Eastern fleet depart after 4-day visit

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Seven warships of the formidable Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy today embarked on their onward journey after a four-day visit to this port city.

Admiral Ajith Kumar P, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, flying the flag on board INS Ranvijay, and the other ships of the Fleet sailed into Kochi harbour on March 4, a statement from defence ministry said.

The ships were returning after participating in TROPEX, the theatre level exercise of the Navy, conducted off the west coast of last month.

The other ships of Eastern Fleet sailing in company were INS Rana, INS Jalashwa, INS Kulish, INS Karmukh, INS Sukanya and INS Shakti.

First Published: Thu, March 07 2013. 14:35 IST