INS Delhi bids adieu
The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Delhi which arrived in Colombo on Friday (1) on a formal visit, left the island yesterday (3). The Sri Lanka Navy bade her a customary farewell in accordance with Naval tradition at the port of Colombo.
On her departure, INS Delhi conducted a successful Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with SLNS Vijayabahu. In the PASSEX, Communication Training and Tactical Maneuvering Training exercises were conducted and concluded with the customary cheer ship salute.
During the ship’s stay in Colombo, personnel of the Sri Lanka Navy and National Cadet Corps visited INS Delhi. Further, crew members of the visiting ship took part in several events organized by the SLN, to enhance camaraderie and cooperation. In addition, they conducted a beach cleaning programme and attended a wreath-laying at the IPKF Monument in Battaramulla as well.
Such visits foster collaboration to facilitate Naval exercises and training activities, while exchanging knowledge and information in addressing shared maritime challenges.