Port Call INS Sahyadri at Manila, Philippines
Manila: Indian Naval Ship INS Sahyadri, an indigenously built guided missile stealth Frigate, arrived today at Manila, Philippines after participating in exercise RIMPAC 14, and covering a distance of about 5000 nautical miles (9000 Km). The ship had sailed from Hawaii, USA on 02 Aug 14. The multi role stealth frigate, boasts of an array of weaponry in her arsenal. Long range anti-ship missiles, medium and short range surface to air missiles augmented by powerful guns of different calibres provide a formidable shield against all types of threats. Two integral multi-role helicopters carried by the ship act as force multipliers in all maritime scenarios due to their versatility and long range. Commissioned on 21 July 12, INS Sahyadri, is presently being commanded by Captain Jyotin Raina, and is manned by 25 officers and 255 sailors of different specialisations/branches. During her stay at Manila, the ship would undertake operational turn around while the ship`s crew would participate in various events like professional interaction, sports events and social fixtures. Manila is a regular port of call for Indian Naval ships. IN ships Satpura, Ranvijay, Shakti and Kirch had visited Manila in June 13. INS Sahyadri`s port call at Manila will serve to further reinforce Naval ties between the two countries.