Japanese Missile Destroyer “JS Sazanami” On Two-Day Visit To India

NEW DELHI, India, Aug 14 (NNN-PTI) – Japanese missile destroyer, “JS Sazanami” reached south India’s port of Kochi, on a two-day goodwill visit, said Indian Navy sources in New Delhi today (Wednesday).

On the occasion, naval personnel belonging to both countries will discuss professional subjects of common interests.

The vessel, belonging to the “Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF),” is commanded by Commander Shoji Ishkawa.

Accompanied by other Japanese naval officers, the Commanding Officer called on Indian Navy’s Vice-Admiral, Anil Kumar Chawla, who is also the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command, and interacted over professional subjects of common interests to both navies.

The visiting crew were also given a conducted tour of the Anti-Submarine Warfare School, and the Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel, INS Sunayna, said a press release issued by the Indian Navy.

With about 25 officers, 156 sailors and eight Japanese Coast Guard personnel on board, the “JS Sazanami” is scheduled to depart for Bahrain later today.– NNN-PTI