The visiting Japanese Navy delegation accompanied by Colonel Nobutaka Mikasa, the Japanese Defence Attache to India, called on Rear Admiral SY Shrikhande, Chief of Staff of Southern Naval Command. Admiral Shrikande conveyed deepest condolences on the loss of life in the recent tragedy in Japan to the visiting Japanese Officers and expressed solidarity with the people of Japan as they brave the aftermath of the disaster. Earlier, a group of Officers from Southern Naval Command visited the Japanese warships. There were also official briefings and professional exchanges on anti piracy operations between the two Navies. Later a lunch was hosted in honour of the visiting Japanese Warships in which Vice Admiral Anurag G Thapliyal, Commandant Indian Naval Academy also attended. The ships will depart Kochi tomorrow morning.