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Indian navy ships in Sri Lanka for training exercises

Two Indian navy ships and an Indian coast guard vessel docked in Colombo today, as they arrived for a training visit in Sri Lanka.

The naval ships Tir and Sujatha and the Indian Coast Guard ship Sarathi were greeted by Sri Lankan military officials on their arrival.

“During their five-day official visit, the Indian naval ships are scheduled to participate in a number of training exercises with SLN ships with a view to share professional expertise and strengthen friendship,” said an official Sri Lankan navy website.

The visit takes place amidst an increase in military relations with Sri Lanka. Last month, vessels from the Sri Lankan navy completed a set of military exercises in India. The Indian government also provided an Offshore Patrol Vessel to the Sri Lanka Coast Guard.