The Pakistan Navy reportedly could not send its ships to PLAN's most celebrated moment despite the all-weather relations due to the recent Indo-Pak hostilities.
Sitharaman also advised those present to consider identifying Indian startups to realise the recommendations of the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence, for long term benefits.
Indian diplomats said Chinese officials deeply appreciated the participation of Indian naval ships in the PLAN's historic moment, a sign of improving military-to-military relations.
It is the third ship built under the project, which is propelled by four gas turbines to achieve speeds in excess of 30 knots.
IFR is a parade of naval ships, aircraft and submarines and is organised by nations to promote goodwill, strengthen cooperation and showcase their organisational capabilities.
In his petition, Vice Admiral Verma has challenged the government's move to ignore his seniority and appoint his junior as the next chief of Navy.
The defence ministry has already drafted an Expression of Interest for the procurement, and it has been shared with prospective contenders.
Raj, who was a First Class Seaman, suffered a grave injury while carrying out combat weapon firing drills at sea, said the statement by the Navy.
After Cyclone 'Idai' hit Mozambique last week, the Indian Navy deployed its ships Sujata, Sarathi and Shardul to carry out humanitarian and disaster relief activities.
In response to a request from Mozambique, India immediately diverted three naval ships to the port city of Beira, a Ministry of External Affairs statement said.
Indian Navy vessels Sujata, Sarathi and Shardul, deployed at Port Beira in cyclone-hit Mozambique for rescue and relief operations, has rescued 150 survivors since last Monday.
Vice-Admiral Singh was commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1980 and earned his wings as a helicopter pilot in 1982.
The naval assets comprising 60 ships of the Indian Navy, 12 ships of the Indian Coast Guard, and 60 aircraft were part of the theatre level operational readiness exercise (TROPEX 19).
Under the pact, Russia will have to deliver the Akula class submarine, to be known as Chakra III, to the Indian Navy by 2025.
The claim by Pakistan Navy came in the midst of the latest flare-up between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.