French Navy Chief Visits India to Explore New Avenues for Naval Cooperation

Indian Navy

New Delhi. Chief of the Naval Staff, French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck has been visiting India from January 6-9 to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and France, as also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation.

The latest visit is in conjunction with Raisina Dialogue to be held in the National Capital from January 8-9.

During his visit, the French Navy Chief will hold bilateral discussions with Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman COSC and Chief of the Naval Staff and other senior officials of the Indian Navy.

A range of issues of mutual interest to both navies, encompassing maritime operations, training, logistics and maintenance would be discussed during these meetings.

The Indian Navy cooperates with French Navy on many fronts, which include Bilateral Naval Exercise ‘Varuna’, Interaction on Aircraft Carrier Operations and in generating Maritime Domain Awareness through the medium of Security Dialogue and Staff Talks.

In addition to this, ships from both navies make regular port calls at each others’ ports.