Indian Navy provides training aids to Naval & Maritime Academy

The Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Gopal Baglay formally handed over several training aids, provided by the Indian Navy, to the Naval & Maritime Academy (NMA), Trincomalee, on 14th March 2021.

The Chief of Indian Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, during his visit to the NMA in 2019 had pledged support for capacity building of Sri Lanka Navy. To that effect, His Excellency Gopal Baglay on 14th March handed over these training aids to Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral YN Jayarathna at Naval Dockyard Trincomalee. Among the items were Torpedo and Gas Turbine Cut Modules and several other training aids which would benefit officer and sailor under trainees of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Seamanship, Navigation and Engineering Schools.

The occasion was attended by Commandant Naval & Maritime Academy, Commodore Dammika Kumara, Defence Adviser at the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka, Captain Vikas Sood and a group of officers from the Eastern Naval Command.