India hands over off-shore unit vessel to Sri Lanka


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Stepping adult team-work between a dual seashore guards, India Tuesday handed over an off-shore unit vessel, Varuna, to Sri Lanka, a Indian nautical confidence group said. The boat was decommissioned with normal honours on Aug 23 to promote a handing over during Kochi.

India has progressing handed over dual OPVs of a Indian Coast Guard, Varaha in Apr 2006 and Vigraha in Aug 2008. “The handing over of a Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel to Government of Sri Lanka for training and notice functions is a partial of India’s stability efforts for cementing a chronological and informative ties between a dual countries,” a seashore ensure pronounced in a statement.

The boat has been allocated streamer series SLCG-60 by Sri Lanka Coast Guard and will be ordered by Captain Neville Amara Ubayasiri. Prior to a ship’s depart to Sri Lanka, a Sri Lanka Coast Guard organisation will be imparted familiarisation and on pursuit training by Indian Coast Guard workup group on boat handling, overpass navigation, engine room controls and machineries.

Rear Admiral SS Ranasinghe, Chief of Staff, Sri Lanka Navy was also benefaction during a ceremony. Handing over ships, unit vessels, interceptor boats to coastline states in a Indian Ocean like a Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius and assisting them in capacity-building has been a critical component of a Indian diplomacy.

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