The Indian Naval Ship (INS) ‘Rajput’ arrived at the Port of Colombo today (11th October) on a goodwill visit. The ship was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on her arrival.
Subsequently, the Commanding Officer of INS “Rajput”, Captain Rajesh Nair and the Indian delegation met the Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Western Naval Command Headquarters and held a cordial discussion. Mementoes were also exchanged to mark this occasion. Defence Advisor to the Indian High Commission in Colombo Captain Ashok Rao was also present on the occasion.
The vessel that is 146m long and 15m wide, has a displacement capacity of 4560 tons. During her 02 day official visit, its crew members are scheduled to visit the places of interest in Sri Lanka. The ship is due to set sail for her next port of call from the Colombo harbour on 12th of October.