Apr 172013

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* Indian naval ships arrive in Sri Lanka on training missionWed, Apr 17, 2013, 11:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 17, Colombo: Three Indian ships arrived at Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port today on a training visit aimed at enhancing the mutual cooperation between the navies of Sri Lanka and India.

Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions welcomed the Indian Naval Ships, “INS Sujata”, “INS Tarangini” and Coast Guard Ship “ICGS Varuna” at the Port.

Head of the Indian Team and the Commanding Officers of the ships called on the Sri Lankan Navy officers and held cordial discussions, the Sri Lankan Navy said.

The 101.1-meter long and 1890- ton INS Sujata is an offshore petrol vessel with a Chetak helicopter and a complement of 192 naval personnel onboard.

INS Tarangini is a sail training ship which is 54 meters in length with a displacement of 420 tons and a complement of 80 naval personnel onboard.

The 74-meter long ICGS Varuna is an advanced offshore petrol vessel with a Chetak helicopter onboard has a displacement of 1,247 tons and carries a crew of 187 Coast Guard personnel.

During their stay in Sri Lanka the ships’ crews will participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy to enhance the mutual relations.

The Indian team will stay in Sri Lanka until 21st April.

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