Navy chief unveils jointly produced navigation chart in Maldives
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Adm R. Hari Kumar during a three–day visit to the Maldives unveiled the first navigation chart jointly produced by India and the Maldives.
It helps ships to understand the maritime topography of Maldives Exclusive Economic zones, water depths and which areas to avoid.
He handed over hydrography equipment to consolidate the capabilities of the Maldivian National Defence Forces (MNDF).
The CNS also visited MNDF maritime assets and complimented the joint efforts of MNDF personnel and the Indian Navy for maintaining the role of worthiness of these assets.
He presented a consignment of engineering equipment for further sustenance of MNDF ships, thereby reaffirming India’s commitment to the capacity–building efforts of the MNDF.
The INS Sutlej is deployed to the Maldives for undertaking joint hydrographic survey under the MoU on hydrographic cooperation.
The two countries have been working together closely in several bilateral and multilateral fora such as the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium and the Colombo Security Conclave.
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