Royal Malaysian Navy Chief vis­its In­dia

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Ad­mi­ral Tan Sri Ah­mad Ka­marulza­man bin Haji Ah­mad Badarud­din, Chief of the Royal Malaysian Navy, vis­ited In­dia from July 25-28, 2016. His visit was in­tended to con­sol­i­date the bi­lat­eral naval re­la­tions be­tween In­dia and Malaysia and also to ex­plore new av­enues for naval co­op­er­a­tion.

Ad­mi­ral Tan Sri Ah­mad Ka­marulza­man bin Haji Ah­mad Badarud­din held bi­lat­eral dis­cus­sions with Ad­mi­ral Su­nil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff. He also in­ter­acted with the Chair­man COSC and Chief of Air Staff and Vice Chief of Army Staff. The Ad­mi­ral was pro­moted to the rank of Ad­mi­ral and as­sumed Com­mand of the Royal Malaysian Navy on Novem­ber 19, 2015, as the 19th Chief of Royal Malaysian Navy. Prior to tak­ing over as the Chief of Royal Malaysian Navy, he was the Deputy Chief.

The In­dian and the Royal Malaysian Navies co­op­er­ate with each other in terms of train­ing, Pas­sage Ex­er­cises, as well as in­ter­act at var­i­ous mul­ti­lat­eral fo­rums like IONS, MI­LAN and ADMM Plus. War­ships from both navies visit each other’s ports to build ‘bridges of friend­ship’. The ships of the East­ern Fleet re­cently vis­ited Port Ke­lang as part of its Over­seas De­ploy­ment to North West Pa­cific and held a first ever ‘Ta­ble Top’ Ex­er­cise on Hu­man­i­tar­ian As­sis­tance and Dis­as­ter Re­lief with the Royal Malaysian Navy.

Ma­jor is­sues that were dis­cussed dur­ing the visit in­cluded train­ing ex­changes, im­prov­ing Mar­itime Do­main Aware­ness by shar- ing of white ship­ping in­for­ma­tion and ex­plor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for bi­lat­eral ex­er­cises. The Chief of the Royal Malaysian Navy also visted Kochi and Visakha­p­at­nam, where he in­ter­acted with the Com­man­ders-in-Chief be­sides vis­it­ing ships and naval dock­yard.

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