KOCHI: The Iranian naval ships that called at the Kochi port the other day left on Tuesday.
Commander Behnam Hoseinpur and Lieutenant Commander Soroush Hendian are the commanding officers of the vessels, Naghdi and Tonb respectively. They visited the Southern Naval Command accompanied by Captain Reza Ghorbani, a senior officer onboard the visiting ships, and around 232 cadet trainees.
The ships arrived in Kochi on March 21.
During their stay in the city, the Iranian officers and trainees visited various training facilities here, including INS Dronacharya, Navigation and Direction school, water survival training facility, school for oceanography and meteorology and the SNC Maritime Museum.
On Monday, the officers called on Southern Naval Command Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Vice Admiral A R Karve and discussed issues of mutual interest.
Trainees from both the sides had a detailed discussion on the training practices followed by the navies of India and Iran.