INS Kadmatt’s unprecedented naval move shakes South China Sea

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In a sensational stride towards strengthening ties, India‘s naval gem, INS Kadmatt, stealthily docked in Bangkok on December 19.

The move is part of its covert mission in the North Pacific Ocean and South China Sea, promising to reshape maritime dynamics.

The port of Bangkok witnessed a whirlwind of activities as INS Kadmatt hosted a cross-ship visit by Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Academy personnel and set the stage for the Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) with a high-stakes conference.

After its Bangkok escapade, INS Kadmatt gears up for the MPX showdown alongside the Royal Thai Navy’s formidable HTMS Rattanakosin, ensuring an electrifying face-off at sea.

Admiral R Hari Kumar, the brain behind this strategic manoeuvre, is all set to rendezvous with INS Kadmatt’s crew yesterday, December 21. The Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) is also spearheading the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Conclave of Chiefs, hosted by the Royal Thai Navy in Bangkok from December 19 to December 22, reported DD News.

Commissioned on January 7, 2016, INS Kadmatt, the second in its fleet, emerges as a stealthy marvel, contributing significantly to regional security through joint naval exercises. Armed with cutting-edge weaponry and sensors, the vessel from India’s Eastern Fleet is a force to be reckoned with, operating under the adept command of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, based in Visakhapatnam.

In related news, China‘s transmission line project in Thailand has sparked a new era in the southern province of Phatthalung. A groundbreaking event unfolded on December 19 as the Thung Song-Songkhla 500kV Transmission Line Project, also known as the Thung Song Project, lit up the skies over Thailand’s southern Phatthalung province. The culmination of two years of relentless construction, this power transmission marvel marks a significant milestone as the first-ever 500kV Transmission Line in the region.

In other news, In a move set to revolutionise the travel experience for Chinese tourists in Bangkok, the city’s iconic BTS Skytrain has opened its gates to the Chinese WeChat Pay.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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