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Flag-hoisting ceremony for Vietnam's two new Kilo-class submarines

The High Command of Vietnam People’s Navy on February 28 hosted a flag-hoisting ceremony for two Kilo-class submarines – HQ -186 Danang and HQ-187 Ba Ria-Vung Tau at Cam Ranh Military Base in Khanh Hoa province.

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Presence at the ceremony is Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and leaders of the Vietnam People’s Army, Vietnam People’s Navy and other army officers.

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The event marks a historical milestone of the Vietnam People’s Navy in an effort to modernise and enhance the capacity of its navy forces to defend the country's territorial waters.

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HQ-187 Ba Ria-Vung Tau arrived at Cam Ranh Port on February 20 after a more than 41-day journey from Russia to Vietnam.

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The Vietnam People’s Navy has already received five submarines: HQ-182 Hanoi, HQ 183 Ho Chi Minh, and HQ-184 Hai Phong in 2013 and 2014, HQ-185 Khanh Hoa in 2015 and HQ-186 Da Nang in 2016.

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HQ-Ba Ria-Vung Tau is the sixth and last diesel-powered 636 Kilo-class submarine that Vietnam purchased from Russia.
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Officers prepare to host the flag-hoisting ceremony at Cam Ranh Military Base.

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(VOV)