Indian Navy fleets visit Chinese built port

In continuation of Indian Navy’s endeavour to build ‘Bridges of Friendship’, four ships of the Western Fleet of Indian Navy under the charge of Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet (FOCWF), Rear Admiral Sameer Saxena visited Sri Lanka from 09-12 March 2022.

The indigenous guided missile frigate BRAHMAPUTRA along with frigate TALWAR entered Hambantota port while advanced indigenous destroyer INS CHENNAI and frigate TEG entered Colombo harbour. The ships were warmly welcomed in both these places by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions.

High Commissioner of India , H.E. Gopal Baglay hosted a reception onboard INS Chennai on 10 March 2022. Hon’ble Foreign Minister Prof G.L Peiris represented H.E Gotabaya Rajapaksa,  President and Defence Minister of Sri Lanka at the event.  Hon’ble Speaker  Mahinda Yapa Abeyawardena also graced the occasion.

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