Abdulla Hassan held bilateral discussions with Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and other senior officials of the Indian Navy
Staff Maj Gen (Navy) Abdulla Hassan M A Al-Sulaiti, Commander, Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) is on a 3-day visit to India, ending on 5 April 2019, along with a three-member Qatar Navy delegation. The visit aims to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and Qatar, as also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation, said a press release by the Indian Navy.
During his visit, Commander, QENF held bilateral discussions with Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and other senior officials of the Indian Navy. As part of his visit to New Delhi, the Abdulla Hassan also discussed a range of issues with senior government officials from the ministry of defence and the Indian Air Force.
The Indian Navy cooperates with the Qatar Navy in many areas, which include operational interaction, training, Exchange of White Shipping Information and participation in the annual Admiral’s Cup Regatta at the Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala. In addition, port calls by Indian Naval Ships, latest being INS Tarangini in December 2018, have further strengthened defence cooperation with Qatar, said a statement issued by the Indian Navy.
Commander QENF also visited Kochi and Ezhimala where he held discussions with the Commander-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command and Commandant, Indian Naval Academy, respectively. The General also visited various naval training institutions at Kochi and witnessed conduct of various training activities at the Indian Naval Academy.