CNS Adm R Hari Kumar hands over INS Kirpan to Vietnam navy

This is the maiden occasion of gifting a fully operational corvette by India to any Friendly Foreign Country.
India gifts INS Kirpan to Vietnam
India gifts INS Kirpan to Vietnam

New Delhi: Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff, who is on an official visit to Vietnam, presided the decommissioning followed by handing over Ceremony of Indian Naval Ship Kirpan to Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN), at Cam Ranh, Vietnam on July 22, 2023.

The transfer of an indigenously built in-service missile corvette, INS Kirpan, from the Indian Navy to the Vietnam People’s Navy reflects India’s commitment to assist its like-minded partners in enhancing their capacity and capability.

The handing over is in consonance with the Government of India’s policies of ‘Act East’ and ‘Security and Growth for all in the Region (SAGAR)’. This is the maiden occasion of gifting a fully operational corvette by India to any Friendly Foreign Country.

INS Kirpan, an indigenously built Khukri-class Missile Corvette is being handed over to VPN in accordance with Hon’ble Raksha Mantri’s announcement of gifting an in-service missile corvette to Vietnam on Jun 19, 2023. Towards executing the same, INS Kirpan departed on her final journey under Indian Tricolour from India to Vietnam on Jun 28, 2023 and reached Cam Ranh, Vietnam on Jul 8, 2023.

Adm R Hari Kumar would also be visiting Vietnam People’s Navy’s Headquarters at Hai Phong for bilateral interaction with Vice Admiral Tran Thanh Nghiem, CINC, Vietnam People’s Navy and would be calling on the Minister of National Defence, Vietnam.

The visit of the CNS signifies a high level of bilateral defence engagements between IN and VPN, as well as India’s recognition of ‘ASEAN Centrality’ to the region.

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