colombo [Sri Lanka]May 18 (ANI): Indian Navy vessel ‘Batti Malv’ visited Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee port and participated in maritime partnership exercise with SLNS Ranadheera.
INS Batti Malv visited Trincomalee on 16-17 May where social activities were carried out including beach cleanups, interactions with school children and yoga sessions.
“Indian Navy vessel Batti Malv visited Trincomale on May 16-17. Commander visited Eastern Naval District Commander. Social initiatives included beach cleanups, interaction with school children and yoga sessions,” said the senior Indian embassy in Colombo. The commissioner’s office tweeted.
In addition, training was conducted on VBSS (Visiting Board Search and Seizure), locomotion and vessel capabilities.
“After leaving, participated in the Maritime Partnership Exercise with SLNS Ranadheera. This visit marks a major step in strengthening cooperation between India and Sri Lanka in addressing common maritime security challenges,” Indian High Commission in Colombo tweeted road.
INS Batti Malv’s visit is an important step in enhancing cooperation between India and Sri Lanka on issues related to maritime security.
The Indian Navy’s third Bangaram-class patrol vessel, the INS Batti Malv, is built to intercept fast-moving surface vessels and conduct search-and-rescue operations in coastal and EEZ waters.
In early January this year, the Sri Lankan Navy welcomed the Indian Navy ship “Delhi” which arrived at the port of Trincomalee. According to a statement issued by the Sri Lankan Navy, during their stay on the ship, the crew participated in several programs organized by the Sri Lankan Navy to promote cooperation and goodwill between the two navies. (Arnie)
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