The Indian naval ship 'Batti Malv' recently concluded its operational visit to Trincomalee, signifying the ongoing cooperation between the Indian Navy and the Sri Lanka Navy.
The visit, which took place from May 16 to 17, aimed to strengthen maritime security collaboration between the two nations.
Lieutenant Commander Man Singh M, the Commanding Officer, met Rear Admiral HGUD Kumara, the Sri Lankan Commander of Eastern Naval Area, at the Command Headquarters.
During its stay in Trincomalee, the Indian Naval Ship 'Batti Malv' engaged in various training activities, and the ship's crew participated in a yoga session.
Before departing, the Indian Naval Ship participated in a passage exercise with the Sri Lanka Navy Ship Ranadheera off the coast of Trincomalee.
The visit of the Indian ship 'Batti Malv,' categorized as a fast patrol craft, holds significance for potential cooperation between India and Sri Lanka.
Both countries are considering opportunities to enhance the capabilities of the Sri Lanka Navy with similar fast patrol craft, strengthening joint efforts in maintaining regional maritime security, according to a statement issued by the High Commission of India in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The successful operational visit of the Indian Naval Ship 'Batti Malv' to Trincomalee has further strengthened the maritime security cooperation between India and Sri Lanka, the statement said.
This visit follows the recent participation of Indian Naval Ships Kiltan and Savitri in the SLINEX-23 exercise.