The Indian Navy has deployed its Eastern Fleet to Indonesia to participate in a multinational naval exercise.

The deployed vessels include the guided missile destroyers INS Rana and INS Ranjit, fleet tanker Jyothi and missile corvette Kulish.

As part of the deployment, the vessels will participate in passage exercises with navies from other countries including Indonesia, Australia and Singapore.

During the transit, the Indian vessels will make port at Vietnam, Phillipines, Brunei, Thailand, Australia and Malaysia.

The ships of the Eastern Fleet are scheduled to be homeported by end of June 2010.