An 18-member study team from the Indian National Defence College, visited the Naval Headquarters in Colombo on 25th August 2014. The head of the visiting team, Air Vice Marshal Vipin Indira was accorded a Token Guard of Honour on arrival. He called on the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera and held cordial discussions on matters of mutual interests. Mementoes were also exchanged as a gesture of goodwill.
The National Defence College of India is a premier national centre of excellence on Security, Strategic and Development Studies. The Armed Forces War Course (AFWC) run by the college aims to develop the professional knowledge and understanding of selected mid-career officers of the three Services in order to prepare them for the assumption of increasing responsibilities both on the staff and in command. The visiting team participated in a presentation on SLN and its operations as part of the study tour in Sri Lanka.