Strategic Relations: Six Naval Ships Arrive in Lanka

Colombo, October 25

For the first time, six ships of the Indian Navy’s First Training Squadron have arrived in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit to further strengthen bilateral defense cooperation and widen the gap between the two forces, officials said.

The ships arrived at the ports of Colombo and Trincomalee on Sunday to conduct training with their Sri Lankan counterparts.

“This visit is a milestone in the history of bilateral relations, in which such a large number of Indian Navy ships have visited Sri Lanka for the first time. Training has been one of the strongest and most enduring pillars of bilateral cooperation,” the Indian High Commission said. — PTI