DUBAI: Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba today held extensive talks with the top brass of UAE’s defence establishment and explored ways to bolster strategic partnership between the two navies, in tune with India’s efforts to deepen security ties with the key Gulf nation.
On the first day of his three-day trip, Lanba held separate deliberations with Commander of UAE Naval Forces Maj Gen Ebrahim Salem Mohammed Al Mushrakh and Matar Salem Ali Al Dahri, a key functionary in UAE’s Defence Ministry and discussed a range of key issues relating to maritime security.
The talks focused on enhancing current level cooperation between naval forces of the two countries, and boosting overall strategic defence ties in the wake of the current security scenario in the region, Indian defence sources said.
Lanba is also scheduled to meet Minister of State for Defence Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bowardi and Chief of Staff, UAE Armed Forces Lt General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi.
The Navy Chief also met Commander of UAE’s National Defence College Maj Gen Pilot Rashed Mohammed Salem Al Saadi. (AGENCIES)