INS Sumitra became the first-ever warship to enter port of Sabang

  • Indian naval ship INS Sumitra on July 11, 2018 became the first-ever warship to enter port of Sabang in Indonesia. 
  • The ship was welcomed by Indian Ambassador to Indonesia PK Rawat and Indonesian foreign affairs officials.
  • The warship was deployed in Malacca Straits. 
  •  During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jakarta in May 2018, it was decided that India will develop the strategically important Indonesian port Sabang in the Indian Ocean, close to the Andamans. 

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