Four Indian warships are due to arrive at Portsmouth on Wednesday for a courtesy visit, the first for many years

Four Indian warships are due to arrive at Portsmouth on Wednesday 17 June for a courtesy visit. The destroyer Delhi, frigates Beas and Brahmaputra, and support ship Aditya are in the middle of a four-month long deployment, and the visit is the first to the UK by an Indian Task Group for many years.

The task group is commanded by Rear Admiral Surinder Pal Singh Cheema, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet. The visit will be fairly short, however, because the ships are scheduled to sail on Saturday 20 June to take part in six days of joint exercises with Royal Navy warships.

They will then head for France on the next leg of their homeward voyage.