Admiral Sunil Lanba Visits UAE and Oman
 
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Admiral Sunil Lanba Visits UAE and Oman
 
Admiral Sunil Lanba Admiral Sunil Lanba, chief of the naval staff, is visiting United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman on a bilateral visit from 26 February to 02 March 2017. The visit aims to consolidate bilateral naval relations with UAE and Oman, as also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation.

Admiral Lanba will hold bilateral discussions with Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bowardi, minister of state for defence of UAE, Lt Gen. Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, chief of staff, UAE armed forces and Rear Admiral Ibrahim Salim Mohammed Al Musharrakh, commander of UAE naval forces. Admiaral Lanba will also be visiting the Ghantoot Naval Base and will be briefed on the latest Baynunah class corvette. Later he is scheduled to many visits including National Defence College of UAE, the Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Naval College of UAE. The Admiral will also lay a wreath at the Wahat Al Karama Memorial.

After completion of his visit to UAE, Admiral Lanba will reach Oman on March 01, where he will hold bilateral discussions with Bader Bin Saud Bin Harib Al Busaidi, minister responsible for defence affairs of Oman, as also the three service chiefs. The Admiral will also visit the Sultan Qaboos Naval Academy, the Said Bin Naval Base, Facility and the latest Khareef Class corvette, RNOV Al Shamikh.

The Indian Navy cooperates with both the navies of UAE and Oman on many fronts, which include training, operational interactions and exchange of ‘White Shipping Information’, through the medium of navy-to-navy staff talks with both countries, as also through Joint Defence Cooperation Committee (JDCC) with UAE and Joint Military Cooperation Committee (JMCC) with Oman.

In addition, the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of Oman have been conducting the bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘Naseem Al Bahr’ since 1993. Ten editions have been held so far with the latest being held in Goa this January.

 
 


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