1st Training Squadron visit to Phuket, Thailand

First Training Squadron
First Training Squadron

#NavalDiplomacy: First Training Squadron (1TS) ships – INS Tir, INS Sujata, INS Sudarshini, and ICGS Sarathi – visit Phuket, Thailand for long-range training deployment, strengthening Indo-Thai maritime ties. Royal Thai Navy (RTN) extends a warm welcome with fanfare, including an RTN band. Senior Officer, 1TS, Capt Sarvpreet Singh and Commanding Officers meet Rear Admiral Puchong Rodnikron, Chief of Staff, Third Naval Area Command.

#CulturalExchange: Reception on INS Tir for Chief of Staff, Third Naval Area Command, RTN officers, and Indian Diaspora. Ships open for visitors, offering guided tours for school children. Trainees explore Naval Academy at Phang Nga Naval Base.

#ProfessionalInteraction: Cross training, sports events, joint yoga sessions foster camaraderie. Maritime Training Partnership Ex with RTN Ship Klaeng involves cross embarkation, maneuvers, and replenishment at sea approaches while visit enhances maritime cooperation, affirming the enduring friendship between Indian and Thai Navies.

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