Indian Naval ship Sahyadri. Photo courtesy of Philippine Navy
The Philippine Navy on Monday hailed the Indian navy following the latter’s visit to the country last week.
Lieutenant Commander Marineth Domingo, Philippine Navy Public Affairs Office Chief, said the visit of Indian Naval ship Sahyadri, under the command of Commodore Jyotin Raina, was about reinforcing the relations between the two nations and their navies.
“This affair aims to enhance and strengthen mutual relationship between the two nations and forces as it offers great liberty and an opportunity for the Indian Navy to show friendly aspect to the Philippines,” Domingo said.
“The goodwill visits are also opportune time for a visiting ship to unwind and relax, and see the beauty of our countrymen and at the same time build camaraderie with their counterparts,” Domingo added.
Arriving last Wednesday, Sahyadri left for India last Saturday after its crew played basketball and football with the troops of the Philippine Navy.
BRP Abraham Campo met Sahyadri near Corregidor Island and escorted it to the anchorage site at Pier 15, South Harbor, Manila.
Raina and his party visited the headquarters of the Philippine Navy in a courtesy call that Rear Admiral Jesus Millan, Philippine Navy Chief, initiated.
During the visit, the Philippine and Indian Navies conducted Subject Matter Expertise Exchanges, Community Relations and Community Service.