India’s largest naval ship in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Jan 21 (IANS) India’s largest naval ship, the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, arrived here on Thursday on a three-day visit.

The carrier is accompanied by a destroyer, INS Mysore, which is an Indian frontline missile destroyer, Xinhua news agency reported.

The visit to Colombo by INS Vikramaditya is its maiden overseas port call after its arrival in India two years ago. It is a manifestation of the close maritime cooperation and mutual trust between India and Sri Lanka, the Indian high commission here said.

The ship is the largest and newest of the two aircraft carriers operated by the Indian Navy, and is equipped with a variety of integral weapons and sensors.

During their stay in Colombo, the crew of the ships will have professional interactions with Sri Lanka Navy personnel.

The ships will also take part in an exercise with the Sri Lanka Navy.

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