New Delhi: Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy, will be visiting Sri Lanka from 19 to 22 December. The visit is intended to consolidate and enhance the bilateral maritime relations between India and Sri Lanka.
During his visit, the Naval Chief will hold bilateral discussions with Vice Admiral De Silva, Commander of Sri Lankan Navy, Service Chiefs and other senior Government officials.
The Navy Chief will interact with the Sri Lanka Navy Board of Management which comprises senior hierarchy of the Sri Lankan Navy, and will take part as the Chief Guest during the Commissioning and Passing Out Parade of the 60th Intake Midshipmen scheduled to be conducted at Naval Maritime Academy, Trincomalee, on 22 December.
The Sri Lankan Navy is a member of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) and participates in activities conducted under the IONS construct.
The Indian Navy regularly interacts with Sri Lankan Navy through the medium of Staff Talks, Annual Defence Dialogues, and other operational interactions which include port visits, passage exercises, training, hydrography etc. In addition, both the Navies also participate in events and fora organised by each other through nomination of personnel and ships viz. Galle Dialogue, GMC, MILAN.
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