India's largest naval ship arrives in Sri Lanka on 3-day visit

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016-1-21 19:18:57

India's largest naval ship, the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, arrived in Colombo on Thursday on a three-day visit at the Colombo Port.

The carrier is accompanied by a destroyer, INSMysore, which is an Indian frontline missile destroyer.

The visit to Colombo by INS Vikramaditya is its maiden overseas port call after its arrival in India two years ago, and is a manifestation of the close maritime cooperation and mutual trust between India and Sri Lanka, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said in a statement.

The ship is the largest and newest of the two aircraft carriers operated by the Indian Navy, and is equipped with a variety of integral weapons and sensors.

During their stay in Colombo, the crew of the ships will have professional interactions with Sri Lanka Navy personnel.

In addition, a number of sports and social engagements are planned, which are aimed at strengthening ties and mutual understanding between the two navies.

While departing Colombo, the ships will participate in a passage exercise with the Sri Lanka Navy.

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