Visit of Chief of Staff, Royal Swedish Navy
Rear Admiral Jon Thornqvist, Chief of Staff, Royal Swedish Navy, along with his delegation visited India from November 9 to 13, to discuss existing bilateral ties and explore opportunities to enhance the Navy to Navy cooperation.
The Admiral was received at South Block lawns by Admiral R.K. Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy, and was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour.
During the day, the visiting dignitary met senior naval authorities at IHQ/MoD (Navy) Delhi and at the Ministry of Defence. The Swedish Admiral also visited Headquarters Western and Southern Naval Commands at Mumbai and Kochi.
The cooperation between the two navies spans a wide spectrum of activities that include collaboration in shipbuilding, technology transfer and anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. The defence cooperation between both the navies received a fillip when India– Swedish memorandum of understanding on Defence Cooperation and Production was signed in 2009.