Three naval ships on goodwill visit to Sri Lanka
New Delhi: As part of an endeavor to boost mutual cooperation between the navies of the two neighbours, three Indian Naval ships — INS Sujata, INS Tarangini and the coast guard ship ICGS Varuna — berthed at the Colombo port yesterday. The ships are on a training visit to Sri Lanka were welcomed in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.
INS Sujata is an offshore patrol vessel with a Chetak helicopter and 192 naval personnel onboard, while INS Tarangini, which is a sail training ship, carries 80 personnel. ICGS Varuna, which has an advanced offshore patrol vessel also having a Chetak helicopter, has 187 personnel onboard. The ships' crews, which will be in Colombo until April 21, will take part in a special programme to enhance the mutual cooperation.
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