Tanzania's Rear Admiral Laswai on 5 day visit to Kochi

Tanzanian Navy chief Rear Admiral R S Laswai, accompanied by his spouse and Tanzania Navy delegation, is on a five-day visit to Kochi.

During the visit that began on August 30, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command Vice Admiral A R Karve interacted with Laswai 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 Centre, Radar Operating Station and Naval Offshore Patrol vessel INS Sunayna.

Laswai and his spouse 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, a Navy press release said here today.

The delegation will also visiting Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala.

The delegation would depart from Kochi on September 3.

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 in November last year.

Rear Admiral Laswai later visited the Indian Naval

Academy at Ezhimala in Kannur district today and was briefed on the training process and facilities by the INA Deputy Commandant.

Laswai was accompanied by Defense Attache (Tanzania) Col A S Mwami and Indian Defense Attache to Tanzania, Captain M Mahesh in his visit, an INA release said.

He was received by Rear Admiral M D Suresh, Officiating Commandant and Chief Instructor of INA. Later, Rear Admiral Laswai interacted with the INA Deputy Commandant 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, the release added.

News source: business-standard.com