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* Sri Lankan Navy Commander visits Iranian sub
Thu, Dec 26, 2013, 12:15 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's commander for navy operations Wednesday has visited the Iranian submarine berthed at the port of Colombo.

The Tareq-class submarine, 'Younus' is a part of the Iran's 28th fleet of warships which has berthed in the Sri Lankan coastal waters since their arrival on December 20th.

After visiting the submarine the Sri Lankan navy commander has said that Sri Lanka hosted a submarine in Colombo port after a long time and it was a rare opportunity to visit such a submarine.

During the tour, the Iranian commanders have informed their Sri Lankan counterparts of the Islamic Republic of Iran's military capabilities, Iran's Fars News Agency reported.

Younus is now a part of the Iranian Navy's 28th flotilla of warships which had docked in Mumbai port before berthing in Colombo.

In addition to Younus the 28th Flotilla comprises Destroyer IRIS Alborz and helicopter-carrier warship IRIS Bandar Abbas.

During their stay in Sri Lanka, the ships' complement is scheduled to take part in special programs arranged by the Sri Lanka Navy to enhance the friendly relations between the two navies.

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