On Sunday and Monday, an American delegation led by Carlos Del Toro, US Secretary of the Navy, made a visit to the Indian Navy’s Southern Naval Command in Kochi, Kerala. The American Secretary of the Navy met with Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, as part of his visit.

They explored enhancing bilateral cooperation and training exchanges on maritime security. The visiting delegation also went to visit India’s indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, and interacted with all its crew.

Del Toro and his delegation are in India for a five-day official visit. Prior to their visit to the Southern Naval Command, they met with Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff, and other top government officials in New Delhi.