An Indian Navy’s indigenous Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette INS Kiltan carried out a military drill with a South Korean vessel in the East China Sea amid China’s growing assertiveness in the region.

The partnership exercise was held in the East China Sea with Republic of Korea’s Ship ROKS Gyeongnam, a Daegu-class frigate.

According to officials, the partnership exercise was aimed at enhancing interoperability and facilitating the exchange of best practices between the two navies in the maritime domain.