Chief of Naval staff Admiral Sunil Lanba, is visiting Mozambique and
Tanzania on a bilateral visit from July 23 to 30 . The visit aims to
consolidate bilateral defence relations with Mozambique and Tanzania, as also
to explore new avenues for defence cooperation.
Admiral Lanba will be commencing his bilateral visit from Mozambique on 23
July 2017, where he is scheduled hold bilateral discussions with Minister of
National defence Atanásio Salvador M'tumuke, Chief of General stafff General
Graça Tomás Chongo, Commander of Mozambican Army Maj Gen Eugènio Dias Da Silva,
Commander of Mozambican Navy Rear Admiral Eugénio Dias Da Silva, Commander of
Mozambican Navy, Commander of Mozambican airforce Maj Gen Andrè Niposso.
The Admiral is also scheduled to visit the Instituto Superior De Estudos De
Defesa (ISEDEF), where he will interact with Commandant and faculty.
The Chief of Naval staff is scheduled to visit Tanzania from July 26 where
he is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with President of Tanzania John
Magafuli, Defence Minister, Dr Hussei Mwinyi, Foreign Minister Dr Augustine
Mahiga, Chief of Denfence forces Gen Venance S Mabeyo, as also the three
Tanzanian People's Defence Forces (TPDF) Service Chiefs. The Admiral will visit
the Command and Staff College, Arusha where he will interact with Commandant
Indian Armed Forces cooperate with Armed Forces of Mozambique and Tanzanian
on many fronts, which include Training, Hydrography, participation in each
other’s Defence events etc through Joint Defence Working Group (JDWG) with
Mozambique and exchange of High-level visits with Tanzania.
The visit assumes significance in the wake of reports of China building a
naval base at a port in Red sea.