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* Indian navy ship arrives in Sri Lanka port on a goodwill mission
Mon, Apr 12, 2010, 12:16 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 11, Trincomalee: The Indian Navy's amphibious warfare vessel INS Magar arrived at Sri Lanka's Eastern port of Trincomalee yesterday (10) on a goodwill mission, Sri Lanka Navy said.

According to the Navy, the INS Magar, a landing ship tank with a Chetak helicopter on board, is scheduled to stay in Sri Lanka for a few days. It carries a crew of 20 officers and 235 sailors on board.

During its stay, over 100 rookie officers of Sri Lanka Navy will be trained by the ship's crew from Monday on areas ranging from navigation, communication, seamanship, Naval knowledge, damage control and fire fighting.

Sri Lanka Navy in reciprocation has arranged a special visit programme for the ship's crew.

The ship's visit is aimed at strengthening the bilateral defence ties between the two countries.

(Picture courtesy of Sri Lanka Navy)

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