Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tanzanian Naval Chief Rear Admiral RS Laswai, NDU, Visits Indian Naval Academy

Rear Admiral RS Laswai, NDU, Commander Tanzanian Navy visited Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala on 01 Sep 2016. The Admiral was accompanied by Defense Attaché (Tanzania) Col. AS Mwami and Indian Defense Attaché to Tanzania Captain M Mahesh.

He was received by Rear Admiral MD Suresh, NM, Officiating Commandant and Chief Instructorof the Indian Naval Academy. The Navy Commander was formally briefed on the training process, training facilities at INA and was conducted visit to those facilities. Rear Admiral RS Laswai, NDU interacted with Deputy Commandant, INA on subjects of common interest to both Navies and training at INA. He also interacted with the Tanzanian Naval Cadet presently undergoing training at INA. Four cadets from Tanzania have so far successfully been trained and passed out from the portals of INA till date. A formal lunch was hosted by the Officiating Commandant in honour of the Tanzanian Naval Commander.

Rear Admiral R S Laswai, NDU, Commander Tanzania Navy accompanied by his spouse and Tanzania Navy Delegation is on a visit to Kochi from 30 Aug - 03 Sep 16. During the visit, Vice Admiral A R Karve AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, interacted with the Navy Commander Tanzania Navy (NCTN) and discussed the subjects of common interest to both navies including issues related to naval training.The delegation visited SNC training facilities at Dronacharya, Joint Operation Center, Radar Operating Station and Naval Offshore Patrol vessel INS Sunayna.

Rear Admiral R S Laswai NDU, and his spouse Ms. Ancilla accompanied by Tanzania Navy Delegation would be visiting places of cultural interest at Fort Kochi, SNC Maritime Museum, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets and Kerala Folklore Museum during their stay at Kochi. The delegation is also visiting Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala.

The delegation would be departing Kochi on 03 Sep 16. Rear Admiral R S Laswai, arrived India on 29 Aug 16. His visit is intended to consolidate bilateral naval relationship between India and Tanzania and to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. The Admiral assumed Command of the Tanzania Navy on 23 Nov 2015.

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