Eleven foreign warships arrive in Andaman for Milan 2018

National Defence India,
New Delhi, 06 March 2018
The arrival of 11 foreign warships in Port Blair today, has kick started the 10th edition of MILAN, a biennial congregation of friendly navies. These ships were escorted into the harbour by the Indian Naval Ships Baratangand Bangaram and also the Fast Interceptor Crafts of the Andaman & Nicobar Command.

These ships from the participating countries from Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean Regions, namely Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand, have been berthed at the Naval and Haddo jetties.


Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Jyoti and Kirch from the Eastern Naval Command have also reached Port Blair to participate in this multilateral exercise. On their arrival at Haddo Jetty, all foreign warships were received ceremonially in the true naval tradition by the Army and Navy Bands, playing fanfare and martial tunes.

Senior Officers from the Andaman and Nicobar Command including school children, waving flags of the participating countries also formed part of the welcome ceremony. Besides these warships, this prestigious international event will also see the participation of 39 delegates from 16 countries, making it the largest gathering since its inception in 1995.

HMAS Larrakia (84)

  1. Bangladesh –

BNS Dhaleshwari (F36)

3 & 4. Indonesia –

KRI Cut Nyak Dien (375)

KRI Lemadang (632)

  1. Malaysia –

KD Lekiu (30)

6 & 7. Myanmar –

UMS King Sin Phyu Shin (F14)

UMS Inlay (54)

  1. Singapore –

RSS Dauntless (99)

9 & 10. Sri Lanka –

SLNS Samudura (P621)

SLNS Surnimila (P702)

  1. Thailand –

HTMS Narathiwat (512)

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