Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval traditions ceremonially welcomed the Indian Navy Ship (INS) Batti Malv arrived at the Port of Trincomalee on Tuesday morning (16th May 2023) on an official visit. INS Batti Malv is a 46m long ship manned by a crew of 101 and commanded by Lieutenant Commander MAN Singh M Mane.

Following arrival, the Commanding Officer of the ship called on Commander Eastern Naval Area and Commandant Volunteer Naval Force, Rear Admiral Dammika Kumara at the Eastern Naval Command Headquarters.

Meanwhile, the ship’s crew was engaged in a Visit Board Search & Seize (VBSS) training exercise at the Special Boat Squadron Headquarters in Trincomalee.

During the ship’s stay, the crew will take part in several programs organized by the Sri Lanka Navy, with a view to promoting cooperation and goodwill between two navies. They are also expected to go on a sightseeing excursion in Trincomalee.

Concluding its official visit, INS Batti Malv will depart the island today and she is expected to engage in a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with a ship of the Sri Lanka Navy off Trincomalee.