Indian Naval Ships Train in Trincomalee

Indian Naval Ships, TIR, KESARI, SUDARSHANI and Indian Coast Guard Ship VARUNA belonging to the first training squadron of the Indian Navy arrived at the port of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, on March 27 for a training visit.

The Commanding Officers of the visiting ships paid a courtesy call on the Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Rohana Perera at the ENA Command Headquarters. They held cordial discussions on matters of mutual interest and issues specific to the training modules, which were scheduled to be conducted during their stay in Sri Lanka.

The visiting Indian naval and coastguard ships stayed in Sri Lanka until March 30, and a selected group of officers and sailors of the Sri Lanka Navy were given onboard training by the Indian Navy. Similarly, the Indian ships’ crews participated in a series of training programs arranged by the Sri Lanka Navy. The combined training modules had the goal to enhance the knowledge of both navies and to enhance mutual relationship and cooperation.

On completion of the training sessions in the harbor,Indian and SLN ships conducted an exercise off Trincomalee prior to the departure of the Indian ships.

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Image: Sri Lanka Navy