US Officials Visit Western Naval Command

Mumbai, Sept 24: The US Ambassador to India, Kenneth I Juster, accompanied by Edgard D Kagan, US Consul General at Mumbai and two members visited Headquarters, Western Naval Command on 22 Sep 18.

The US Ambassador held interactions with Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command and also visited a guided missile destroyer of the Western Fleet – INS Kochi.

The Indo-US naval cooperation has grown by leaps and bounds over the last two decades. India and US annually conduct a maritime dialogue. Over the years this relationship has only grown stronger. Various exercises such as MALABAR, goodwill visit by ships and high-level delegation visits have added impetus to the burgeoning Indo-US friendship. Both navies have committed towards ensuring maritime security in the Indian Ocean region.




US and India have come a long way in institutionalising their defence relationship. Navies of both the countries share converging views on maritime areas of concern, Anti-Piracy, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief. The current visit by the US ambassador would further strengthen the existing bonds between the two navies.

Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command and H.E. Kenneth I Juster, the US Ambassador to India alongwith others onboard the guided missile destroyer INS Kochi at Naval Dockyard

 

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