INS Ranvijay, the fifth of the Rajput Class Destroyer is scheduled to visit Colombo from 14-16 April 2021 on a goodwill visit. The Indian High Commission said

The Anti-Submarine Warfare capable Guided Missile Destroyer is equipped with the state-of-the-art indigenous Bramhos Super Sonic Missile. It further said

A statement by the Indian High Commission  said  “The arrival of the Indian Naval Ship symbolises the message of solidarity and harmony for the people of Sri Lanka on the auspicious occasion of ‘Avurudu’, with the warm wishes for their security, safety, good health and happiness.

The Ship is commanded by Captain Narayanan Hariharan, who would Call on the Area Commander Western Naval Area, Rear AdmiralWDEM Sudarshana and pay his respects at the IPKF memorial on 15 April 2021.

India and Sri Lanka have traditionally shared close cooperation in defence and security. Their Navies have been actively engaged in mutually beneficial cooperation in training and capacity building. The visit of the Ship is another step in developing close maritime and security cooperation between the two friendly & close neighbours.


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