New Delhi: Admiral Mohd Reza Bin Mohd Sany, Chief of Royal Malaysian Navy who is on a four-day official visit to India from August 16 at the invitation of Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy started his visit with a solemn Wreath Laying Ceremony at the National War Memorial.
He paid homage to the Indian soldiers. He was accorded a Guard of Honour at the South Block lawns prior to commencement of official engagements.
Adm Reza called on Admiral Hari Kumar, and discussed the progress of ongoing bilateral engagements in the maritime domain. He was also briefed on the broad range of Foreign Cooperation activities pursued by the Indian Navy. The leaders identified several new avenues for further strengthening bilateral naval cooperation and also expressed commitment to their support to uphold the principle of collective responsibility for maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region.
During this visit Adm Reza would also be interacting with other high ranking Indian government officials from the MEA and NSCS. He will also avail the opportunity to interact with a broad range of Indian Defence Industry reps facilitated by iDEX.
Admiral Reza is an alumni of INS Dronacharya, premier Gunnery Training Establishment of the Indian Navy, at Kochi, from where he graduated as a Gunnery Specialist back in 1990. He has taken time from his busy schedule to visit his Alma Mater, during the second leg of his visit to Kochi where he would be hosted by Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command.
Bilateral cooperation between the Indian Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy spans across a wide canvass ranging from training to operations. Both Navies have recently concluded the Bilateral Exercise Samudra Laksamana in May and the Navy to Navy Staff talks in June. RMN Ship KD Lekiu and a high level delegation had earlier participated in MILAN hosted by the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam in February. This visit signifies yet another expression of growing collaboration between the two Navies and commitment to sustaining the positive trajectory of bilateral relations.