INS Satpura and Kadmatt are visiting Sasebo, Japan, from October 12 to 15. After completing the harbour phase, the ships will take part in Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the Murusame Class destroyer, JS Kirisame.
"The visit of these ships is part the Indian government's initiatives to strengthen the long-standing, mutually supportive and strong relationship between Japan and India," the Indian Navy statement said.
"The defence and security interaction between both countries has since expanded to encompass a Defence Policy Dialogue and a Maritime Affairs Dialogue," the statement added.
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