Navy chief unveils jointly produced navigation chart in Maldives

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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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