Indian Navy submarine ‘INS Karanj’ makes formal visit to Colombo Port
February 03, Colombo (LNW): The Indian Navy submarine ‘INS Karanj’ arrived at the port of Colombo today (03) for a formal visit, marking a diplomatic engagement between the two maritime nations.
Sri Lanka Navy extended a traditional welcome to the visiting submarine, adhering to precision naval protocols.
‘INS Karanj’ is a 67.5m long submarine with a crew of 53, under the command of Commander Arunabh.
The submarine’s visit is not only a diplomatic gesture but also an opportunity for mutual engagement and cooperation between the Indian and Sri Lankan navies.
During the submarine’s stay in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Navy personnel will participate in a submarine awareness programme, fostering understanding and collaboration in naval operations.
Additionally, the crew of ‘INS Karanj’ is scheduled to explore some of the country’s tourist attractions, enhancing people-to-people ties.
The official visit of INS ‘Karanj’ will conclude on February 5, symbolising the strengthened maritime relations between India and Sri Lanka.
The diplomatic and cultural exchange during this visit contributes to the broader cooperation between the two nations in the maritime domain.