- Indian Naval Ships INS Satpura and INS Delhi, under the command of RADM Gurcharan Singh, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, arrived in Singapore on 1st May 2023.
- These naval ships will participate in the first ASEAN India Maritime Exercise (AIME-2023) to be held from 2 to 8 May 2023.
- The ‘Harbour Phase’ of the exercise will be conducted at Changi Naval Base from 2 to 4 May 2023 and the ‘Sea Phase’ from 7 to 8 May 2023 in the South China Sea.
- AIME-2023 will provide an opportunity for Indian Navy and ASEAN Navies to work together and conduct seamless operations in the maritime domain.
- INS Delhi, India’s first indigenously-built guided missile destroyer and INS Satpura, an indigenously-built guided missile stealth frigate are a part of Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam and function under the operational command of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.
- These ships are fitted with state-of-the art weapons and sensors. The ships, during their port call at Singapore, will also participate in International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX-23) and International Maritime Security Conference (IMSC) being hosted by Singapore.
Qns : Which naval ships of the Indian Navy arrived at Singapore on 1st May 2023?
(A) INS Vikrant and INS Kolkata
(B) INS Delhi and INS Satpura
(C) INS Shivalik and INS Sahyadri
(D) INS Viraat and INS Vindhya
Answer : (B) INS Delhi and INS Satpura