KOCHI: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba departed Kochi after his three-day visit on completion of the silver jubilee seminar of the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) organisation on Friday. He was the chief guest for the seminar which had international participation from 18 delegates from countries such as Malaysia, Sri-Lanka and UAE.
Admiral Lanba held extensive discussions with senior officers of Southern Naval Command (SNC) and reviewed ‘Op Sahayam’, the SNC’s search and rescue operation in ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ Ockhi.
During the visit, the Admiral also held discussions with Commander of Sri Lankan Navy Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe. He also inaugurated the New Vajra Enclave, an officers’ residential complex and laid the foundation stone for a state-of-the-art navigation and direction simulator at the Navigation and Direction School.