Carlos Del Toro US, Secretary of Navy officially visits India from 17-21 Nov 22. During the visit, he will interact with Adm R Hari Kumar, Chief of Naval Staff, and high-ranking officials in New Delhi. He will be visiting the Indian Navy’s Southern Naval Command at Kochi, wherein he would interact with the Commander-in-Chief SNC and visit India’s first indigenous Aircraft Carrier, INS Vikrant at Cochin Shipyard.
Indian Navy has a close association with US Navy and cooperates in numerous issues such as the Malabar exercise, and the RIMPAC 22 series of exercises. In addition, warships from both Navies regularly make port calls at each other’s ports. Both Navies have also been cooperating towards exploring new avenues for collaboration with a shared aim of a ‘Free, Open and inclusive Indo-Pacific.