11th Indian Navy – Sri Lanka Navy Staff Talks begins in Colombo
11th Navy to Navy Staff Talks – Indian Navy and Sri Lanka Navy today (17 October 2023) commenced at the Light House Galley, Colombo. On the sidelines of this, the head of Indian Navy delegation, Rear Admiral Nirbhay Bapna who is also the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff – Foreign Cooperation and Liaison called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Navy Headquarters.
The Sri Lanka Navy delegation attending the Staff Talks was led by Director General Training Rear Admiral Rohitha Abeysinghe, whereas the Indian Navy delegation was led by Rear Admiral Nirbhay Bapna.
The 11th Indian Navy – Sri Lanka Navy Staff Talks commenced with an initial review of the progress made during the 10th edition. The subsequent discussions primarily centered on enhancing bilateral relations, fostering cooperation and interoperability, facilitating training exchanges, promoting knowledge and information sharing, coordinating hydrography activities, and planning joint exercises, among other topics.