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Indian Naval Ship "INS Kadmatt" Visits Yokosuka, Japan

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 05-12-2023
Indian Naval Ship "INS Kadmatt" Visits Yokosuka, Japan Defence 3 min read

"INS Kadmatt" arrived at Yokosuka, Japan on 02 December 2023 on long-range operational deployment in the North Pacific Ocean.

  • During this stay, onboard visits including professional interactions and community welfare activities are planned.
  • The interaction with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) will include cross-ship visits, a professional exchange of views, a joint yoga camp, and a coordination meeting for the Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX).
  • At Yokosuka, the ship will celebrate Navy Day on 04 December 2023 in the presence of the Indian diaspora in Japan.
  • Recently, INS Kadmatt also carried out refueling with JMSDF Fast Combat Support Ship, JS Towada off Okinawa coast on 28 November 2023 under the principles of Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services (RPSS) signed between the two navies.

Purpose of visit:

  • The visit of INS Kadmatt to Japan and interaction with JMSDF is aimed at further strengthening maritime cooperation between India and Japan in line with the vision of both countries on the Indo-Pacific region.

About INS Kadmatt:

  • It is an indigenous stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette.
  • It is the second of four anti-submarine warfare corvettes built for the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata under Project 28.
  • It was inducted into the Indian Navy in January 2016.
  • The ship was commissioned into the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.
  • It is named after Kadmat Island in the Lakshadweep archipelago of India.


  • Length: 109 meters (358 ft)
  • Beam: 12.8 m (42 ft)
  • Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
  • Range: 3,450 miles (5,550 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)
  • The ship is equipped with state-of-the-art weapons, sensors, and machinery and is also designed to mount Sea King anti-submarine helicopters.
  • The ship also has early warning, navigation, and fire control radars, in addition to underwater sensors and integrated communications and electronic warfare systems.
  • It produces low-level radiated noise underwater, making it less likely to be detected.
  • It’s armed with anti-aircraft guns, torpedoes, and rocket launchers.


Ans. Yokosuka (Japan)

Ans. By Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers of Kolkata

Ans. It was inducted into the Indian Navy in January 2016.

Ans. It is named after Kadmat Island in the Lakshadweep Archipelago.
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