Indian Naval Ship 'Nireekshak' made an official visit to Trincomalee port on Thursday, to conduct vital Mixed Gas Diving training sessions for the Sri Lanka Navy
Adhering to Naval customs, this highly advanced diving support vessel received a warm welcome from the Sri Lanka Navy. The training sessions will be held over the next week.
Commanding Officer of INS Nireekshak Commander Jeetu Singh Chauhan, held productive discussions with Rear Admiral PS De Silva, the Commander of the Eastern Naval Area, regarding the upcoming eight-day diving training deployment. The ship’s crew also engaged in activities such as yoga sessions, interactions with local schoolchildren, and beach cleaning efforts.
The Indian Naval Ship is well-equipped with two six-man recompression chambers and a three-man diving bell. It possesses the capability to execute submarine rescue operations and train saturation divers. This marks the ship’s continued engagement with the Sri Lanka Navy, aligning with India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy for capacity building in neighboring nations. The vessel had previously visited Trincomalee in September 2019 and March 2022 for similar training initiatives.