Navy Chief In Malaysia To Boost Maritime Ties

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New Delhi: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday embarked on a five-day visit to Malaysia which is aimed at enhancing bilateral maritime cooperation.

During the visit, he will hold talks with the top brass of the Malaysian defence establishment including the chief of Royal Malaysian Defence Forces and the chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force of Malaysia.

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The Indian and the Royal Malaysian navies cooperate with each other in terms of training, operational interactions as well as interact at various multilateral forums.

“The visit is intended to consolidate and enhance bilateral maritime relations between India and Malaysia and is expected to provide a major boost to defence relations between India and Malaysia,” the Defence Ministry said.

Warships from both navies visit each other’s ports quite regularly. An inaugural Field Training Exercise is also scheduled between both navies in June, coinciding with the visit of Indian naval ships to Malaysia.

The Admiral, in addition to holding important bilateral discussions with various dignitaries, will also visit major naval establishments of the Royal Malaysian Navy including the submarine base.

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