INS Rana Visited Ho Chi Minh City

September 27, 2018 – Destroyer INS Rana of the Indian navy with 360 officers and crew members on board under the command of Colonel Atul Deswal anchored at Sai Gon Port in Ho Chi Minh City on September 27, beginning a four-day friendship visit. Colonel Atul Deswal said the visit is one of activities in the framework of defence cooperation between India and Vietnam. The two sides will take the occasion to exchange experience in training, communications and operation. The naval forces of Vietnam and India have worked together in…

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HMNZS Te Mana Begins Southeast Asia Engagement

September 23, 2018 – The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) frigate HMNZS Te Mana has visited the eastern Malaysian city of Sandakan to begin the Southeast Asian leg of the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) five-month engagement across the Asia-Pacific region. “New Zealand values our relationships and defense cooperation with countries that form the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), especially the practical military-military activity that occurs under the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus framework,” Major General Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, said. “Te Mana’s visits to Malaysia,…

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Royal Australian Navy Ships visit Vietnam

HMA Ships Anzac, Toowoomba and Success have completed a port visit to Vietnam, as part of a three month South East Asia deployment. During the port visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Anzac, Toowoomba and Success conducted a logistic resupply and local engagement with Vietnam People’s Armed Forces and local government officials. Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, said Anzac, Toowoomba and Success’ deployment provided an opportunity to continue to build a working relationship with Vietnamese counterparts and engagement with Australia’s ASEAN partners. “I am particularly pleased that…

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Royal Malaysian Navy ships visit Ho Chi Minh City

The missile frigate KD LEKIU and training ship GAGAH SAMUDERA of the Royal Malaysian Navy arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on November 25, beginning a four-day goodwill visit to Vietnam. The Royal Malaysian Navy delegation included 254 officers and sailors led by Naval Colonel Mohd Fadzli bin Mod, captain of the missile frigate KD LEKIU. During the visit, they will paid courtesy visits to leaders of the municipal People’s Committee, Naval Region 2 High Command, and meet with young officers at the Middle School on Naval Engineering. They are…

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