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JANUARY 2017 ISSUE

Commander of Srilankan Navy Visits India
 
Commander of Srilankan Navy Visits India

Vice Admiral RC Wijegunaratne, commander of the Sri Lanka navy is on an official visit to India from January 29 to February 2. The visit is aimed at consolidating bilateral naval relations between India and Sri Lanka and to explore new avenues for naval cooperation.

Commander, Sri Lankan navy held bilateral discussions with Admiral Sunil Lanba, chief of the naval staff, and other senior officials of the Indian Navy on January 30. The Admiral is also supposed to meet the chief of the air staff Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, chief of army staff, General Bipin Rawat as well as the director general, Indian Coast Guard, Rajendra Singh.

The commander, Sri Lankan Navy’s visit follows closely on the visit of the chief of naval staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba’s visit to Sri Lanka wherein he also participated in the 7th International Maritime Conference, Galle Dialogue 2016.

As a part of the ongoing Indo-Sri Lankan naval cooperation, two Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels (AOPVs) are being constructed for the Sri Lankan Navy at Goa Shipyard Limited.

 
 


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