The Indian Naval Ship (INS) ‘Nireekshak’ arrived at the Trincomalee harbour on a formal visit this morning (September 14, 2023). The visiting ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval tradition.

INS ‘Nireekshak’ is a 70.5-metre-long diving support vessel manned by a crew of 137, and the ship is commanded by Commander Jeetu Singh Chauhan. Meanwhile, the commanding officer of the ship called on Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Suresh De Silva, at the Eastern Naval Command Headquarters this morning.

During the ship’s stay, the crew will take part in several programmes with a view to promoting cooperation and goodwill between the two navies. In addition, diving training exercises with the Sri Lanka Navy Diving Unit, a health camp for the community in Trincomalee, and visiting some of the tourist attractions in the country are part of the itinerary.