Singapore Navy called on Southern Naval Command Chief Nadkarni

Vastavam web: Officers of Singapore Navy, currently visiting Kochi, today called on Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command (SNC) Rear Admiral RJ Nadkarni here.Republic of Singapore Navy Ship (RSS) Resolution with trainee naval officers of Singapore commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Teh Wei Khee is on a four-day visit to Kochi from today.On its arrival, the ship was given a colourful reception by the school children of Navy Children School (NCS) here today.

During their stay at Kochi, various activities such as a formal reception, exchange visits of Indian Naval personnel onboard RSS Resolution and by Singapore naval personnel to IN Training units at Kochi as well as a friendly football match are scheduled, the release said.The annual bilateral exercise SIMBEX to be conducted later this year will mark the 25th anniversary of this series of exercises and is scheduled to be conducted off the Indian coast.

The naval cooperation between the two countries is in pursuance of India s Act East policy to enhance interoperability between the two navies, the release said.The crew from RSS Resolution would be also visiting places of cultural interest at Fort Kochi, Marine Drive, the naval Maritime Museums and take a city tour.