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.

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