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Visit of Chief of Naval staff Admiral Sunil Lanba,to Mozambique and Tanzania

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 and faculty.

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.

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