As part of operational deployment to South Indian Ocean & South China Sea,ships of Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet under command of Rear Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh,VSM,Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, arrived at Kuantan,Malaysia on 4 day visit.Indian ships taking part in deployment guided missile destroyer INS Ranvir,guided missile stealth frigate INS Satpura,fleet tanker & support ship INS Shakti & INS Kamorta,latest indigenous Anti Submarine Warfare corvette.
Tom Oxendine was the first American Indian Navy pilot. As a navy pilot, Oxendine took part in 33 battles during WW II. On July 26, l944, he defied radio communications and landed his seaplane under Japanese gunfire and in adverse weather to rescue a downed airman. For this, Oxendine received the Distinguished Flying Cross. He served in the jet age as a fighter pilot and flight instructor in the Korean and Vietnamese wars.