Fourteenth IN – RAN Navy to Navy Staff Talks were held from 11-13 April 2022 at New Delhi. The meeting was co-chaired by Deputy Chief of Navy, RAN, RAdm Christopher Smith and ACNS (FCI), IN, RAdm J Singh.
Hydrographer to Government of Australia, Cmde Stewart Dunne also attended the meeting. The event witnessed active participation from Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy. Major issues discussed included maritime operations, information exchange and training. Both sides also acknowledged the growing cooperation between the two navies amid the emerging challenges on the maritime front and agreed to enhance collaboration and interoperability towards ensuring maritime security in IOR.
On completion of the 14th IN-RAN Staff Talks, RAdm Christopher Smith interacted with Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy, VAdm Sanjay Mahindru at South Block, New Delhi on 13 April 2022.