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Commander Eastern Fleet of Royal Malaysian Navy Visits Kochi

Published November 2017
 

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Kochi, November 4, 2017: Vice Admiral Dato’ Syed Zahiruddin Putra Bin Syed Osman, Commander Eastern Fleet, Royal Malaysian Navy (CEFRMN), accompanied by his wife Mrs. Mariam Suri Binti Ahmad is on a 03 days official visit to Kochi from 03 to 05 Nov 17, consolidating existing strong bilateral naval relations between the two countries On November 3, Rear Admiral RJ Nadkarni, VSM, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command (SNC) had an interaction with the visiting admiral on naval cooperation – especially training cooperation – between India and Malaysia wherein he was given an overview of activities conducted by SNC.

During the visit, the Admiral was shown around the Watermanship Survival Training Facility and INS Dronacharya, the Gunnery Training establishment which was of particular interest to him as he had himself undergone the Gunnery specialisation training at INS Dronacharya in 1983. The CEFRMN also met four Malaysian Naval officers who are undergoing specialisation courses with Indian Navy at Kochi

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India has traditionally enjoyed close and warm relations with Malaysia, due to shared historical and heritage going back thousands of years. In the recent past, India–Malaysia defence cultural and naval cooperation has enhanced exponentially, through increased number of ship visits, high level delegation visits (including between the respective Chiefs of Naval Staff) and training exchanges.

The Admiral had earlier attended the Goa Maritime Conclave held on 01 and 02 Nov 17, prior arriving Kochi. He and his spouse will depart from Kochi to Colombo tomorrow.

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