Indian warship INS Satpura departed from Port of Suva in Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean on Saturday. The warship reached Fiji on September 1. The visit, which is the first by an Indian warship in four years, was aimed at strengthening the friendship and cooperation between the two nations.
Earlier, INS Satpura hoisted the National Flag in San Diego on the North American continent, as part of the Indian Navy’s deployment of ships across all six inhabited continents of the world to celebrate 75 years of Independence
. INS Satpura is an indigenously designed and built, 6,000-tonne guided missile stealth frigate equipped to seek and destroy adversaries in air, surface and underwater.
The ship is a frontline unit of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam. A frontline unit of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam, INS Satpura was tasked with a long-range operational deployment in the 75th year of India’s Independence. Earlier, Indian Naval Warship, INS Satpura and P8I LRMRASW aircraft took part in one of the largest multilateral naval exercises, the Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC) at Pearl Harbour in Hawaii.