2 Indian Navy warships visiting PHL

Two ships of the Indian Navy, the INS Sahyadri (F-49), a Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate and INS Kiltan (P-30), an anti-submarine warfare corvette, will be docking at Pier 15, Manila South Harbor Wednesday (Oct.23) for a goodwill visit that will last until October 26.

These ships will be docking around 9:30 a.m., Philippine Navy (PN) public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina A. Roxas said in a statement.

She added that the head of the Indian Navy contingent will be paying a courtesy call to ranking Navy officials.

“Same with other goodwill visits, they will have a courtesy call (to ranking PN officials) and then reciprocal receptions, goodwill games and ship tour,” Roxas said.

INS Sahyadri has a displacement of 6,200 tons, a length of 142.5 meters and a beam of 16.9 meters, and is armed with a variety of missiles, torpedoes, and rockets for anti-ship, anti-air, and anti-submarine missions along with a 76mm automatic cannon.

Meanwhile, INS Kiltan has a displacement of 3,000 tons, a length of 109 meters, a beam of 12.8 meters and is armed with guns, torpedoes, and rockets. PNA.GOV.PH