Indian Naval Ship (INS) Nireekshak arrived at Trincomalee on a formal visit this morning (14th September 2023). The visiting ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval tradition.

INS Nireekshak is a 70.5m long Diving Support Vessel manned by a crew of 137 and the ship is commanded by Commander Jeetu Singh Chauhan. Meanwhile, the Commanding Officer of the ship called on Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Suresh De Silva at the Eastern Naval Command Headquarters this morning.

During the ship’s stay, the crew will take part in several programs, with a view to promoting cooperation and goodwill between two navies. In addition, diving training exercises with the Sri Lanka Navy Diving Unit, a health camp for the community in Trincomalee, and visiting some of the tourist attractions in the country are part of the itinerary.

The ship is expected to depart the island on 21st September.