Goa, India Welcomes USS Paul Hamilton

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) visited Goa, India, March 17-21.

While in port, Paul Hamilton hosted members of the Indian press as well as Indian navy officers and Sailors on board for tours of the ship and a reception.

Thomas Vajda, U.S. Consul General in Mumbai, India, said:

Defense cooperation and maritime security are major themes in the U.S.-India relationship.

Vajda participated in several events with the crew of USS Paul Hamilton and members of the Indian Navy.

India and the United States are working on improving their relationship to address shared security, terrorism, and piracy challenges whether they exist in the Indian Ocean region or farther afield, Vajda said.

Paul Hamilton, homeported in Pearl Harbor, is currently on a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th fleet areas of responsibility.

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