- India’s first indigenously built destroyer, INS Delhi visited Trincomalee, Sri Lanka from 15 to 17 January 2023.
- During her stay at Trincomalee, the ship participated in a variety of activities with the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), including professional and social interactions, cross deck visits and sporting fixtures.
- A familiarization visit to the ship was also conducted for a number of SLN sailors as well as officers from the Sri Lanka Armed Forces undergoing Junior Staff Course and trainees from the Sri Lanka Naval and Maritime Academy.
- The ship’s visit to Sri Lanka is symbolic of the strong Navy-to-Navy link and interoperability between the Indian Navy (IN) and the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN).
INS Delhi :
The Guided Missile Destroyer, INS Delhi was commissioned in November 1997. She is equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and sensors including the BrahMos missile, which enables her to detect and neutralize air, surface and sub-surface threats. The indigenously designed and built INS Delhi is a symbol of India’s advanced warship building capability. The ship is a part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam and functions under the operational command of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.