New Delhi: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh will begin a four-day visit to Sri Lanka from December 19 which would consolidate and enhance the bilateral maritime relations between India and Sri Lanka.
During his visit, he will hold bilateral discussions with Vice Admiral KKVPH De Silva, Commander of Sri Lanka Navy, Service Chiefs and other senior Government officials.
Admiral Singh will interact with the Sri Lanka Navy Board of Management which comprises senior hierarchy of the Sri Lanka Navy. He will also take part as the Chief Guest during the Commissioning and Passing Out Parade of the 60th Intake Midshipmen scheduled to be conducted at Naval Maritime Academy, Trincomalee on December 22.
The Sri Lanka Navy is a member of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) and participates in the activities conducted under the IONS construct.
The Indian Navy regularly interacts with Sri Lanka Navy through the medium of Staff Talks, Annual Defence Dialogue and other operational interactions which includes Port visits, Passage Exercises, Training and Hydrography. Besides, both the Navies also participate in events and fora organised by each other through nomination of personnel/ ships viz. Galle Dialogue, GMC, MILAN.