New Delhi: Indian Navy’s Fast Attack Craft INS Kabra arrived at Colombo, Sri Lanka on 08 Jan 24. The ship was accorded a warm welcome by the Sri Lanka Navy. During the port call, Commanding Officer, INS Kabra called on Commander, Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral TSK Perera.
In a presentation ceremony, essential spares and stores meant for the Sri Lanka Navy and Air Force were handed over by the ship. The visit further strengthens the bilateral cooperation and camaraderie between the two Navies in keeping with the Prime Minister’s vision of SAGAR.
Before INS Kabra, Indian Navy’s INS Delhi had gone to Colombo. That was a two-day visit to the port city, the ministry of defence said.
The ministry said that during the ship’s stay in harbour, several interactions, including cross training of personnel in various topics of mutual interest, were held between the ship’s crew and personnel from the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN). A clean-up drive at Crow Island beach was also jointly undertaken by the visiting ship’s crew and personnel from SLN.