Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on four-day visit to UK, to hold talks with chiefs of British defence, Royal Navy staff

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba will begin his four-day visit to the UK from Tuesday with an aim to further consolidate bilateral maritime ties and explore new avenues of cooperation.

Press Trust of India March 13, 2019 09:40:47 IST
Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on four-day visit to UK, to hold talks with chiefs of British defence, Royal Navy staff
  • Admiral Lanba is scheduled to hold talks with the Chief of Defence Staff, UK, and Chief of the Naval Staff of the Royal Navy

  • He is also scheduled to visit the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London

  • Admiral Lanba's visit to the UK from 12 March to 15 March will consolidate existing maritime cooperation initiatives

New Delhi: Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba will begin his four-day visit to the UK from Tuesday with an aim to further consolidate bilateral maritime ties and explore new avenues of cooperation.

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on fourday visit to UK to hold talks with chiefs of British defence Royal Navy staff

File image of Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba. News18

During the visit, Admiral Lanba is scheduled to hold talks with the Chief of Defence Staff, UK, and Chief of the Naval Staff of the Royal Navy, the Indian Navy said.

Admiral Lanba is also scheduled to visit the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London, Royal Navy Submarine Rescue Facility at Glasgow, and interact with the organisers of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh.

The visit of Admiral Lanba to the UK from 12 March to 15 March will consolidate existing maritime cooperation initiatives as well as explore new avenues for cooperation, the navy said.

The Indian Navy has had traditional links with the Royal Navy of the UK.

With the constitution of the Indo-UK Defence Consultative Group and the Military Sub Group in 1995, a two-tier structure of cooperation was established for progress on various areas of defence cooperation.

In September 2004, the two countries inked a pact to embark upon a strategic partnership in which defence cooperation figured prominently.

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