Indian Navy holds talks with Sri Lanka as INS Mysore arrives

RAdm_Singh_FOCWF_of_Indian_Navy_meets_Secretary_Defence_20160121_03p2The Indian Navy held talks with the Sri Lanka Navy and Ministry of Defence following the arrival of India’s largest naval ship, the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, on a three-day visit.

The Ministry of Defence said that the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet (FOCWF) of the Indian Navy, Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh paid a courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Karunasena Hettiarachchi at the Ministry premises today.

The visiting delegation also included the Commanding Officers of the ships, Captain K Swaminathan and Captain M Paul. Defence Advisor of the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka Captain Prakash Gopalan accompanied the visiting officials. A cordial discussion was held between the visiting delegation and the Defence Secretary on matters of mutual interests and bilateral relevance.

Military Liaison Officer of the Ministry of Defence Major General Prasanna De Silva was also present at the meeting.

The visiting ships will take part in a series of programmes arranged by the Sri Lanka Navy to enhance goodwill during their stay in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)

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