While in Sri Lanka, INS Sahyadri will participate in a naval drill with the Sri Lanka Navy

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sahyadri is on an official visit to Sri Lanka to promote goodwill between the two sides.

The Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the visiting ship at the port of Colombo according to maritime customs on Tuesday.

The INS Sahyadri is a 143-meter-long frigate with a 390-person crew under the leadership of Captain MM Thomas.

Taking to Twitter, the official Twitter account of the Sri Lankan Navy wrote,

"INS ‘Sahyadri’ arrived at the Port of Colombo on an official visit 13 Dec. During her stay, the crew will take part in several programmes organized by the @srilanka_navy promoting cooperation and goodwill. @indiannavy @IndiainSL"

During the visit, the commanding officer of the INS Sahyadri will visit the Western Naval Command Headquarters. The crew of the ship will also participate in many programs run by the Sri Lanka Navy during its visit in an effort to foster collaboration and goodwill between the two fleets.

Additionally, when INS Sahyadri departs on December 16, it will participate in a naval drill in western waters with the Sri Lanka Navy.

As per the official press release from Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defense, these kinds of naval drills with regional navies will improve collaboration between both navies and help them tackle future maritime difficulties that they will face in common.
Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar is also on a six-day visit to Sri Lanka.to improve the already-existing maritime ties between the two countries and advance capacity-building measures aimed at guaranteeing regional peace.