India is sending a Sail Training Ship "INS Sudarshini" on a commemorative ship expedition to ASEAN countries along the route of the monsoon trade winds. The ship expedition would retrace the sea routes developed during the 10th to 12th centuries, linking India with South East Asia, covering most of the modern and ancient ports in ASEAN countries.
Commander N Shyam Sundar, an alumnus of Naval Academy, Goa. The officer was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1995 and specialised in Gunnery and Missile Warfare in the year 2002. He assumed the command of Indian Navy's second Tall Ship Sudarshini on 18 Jun 2012.