Canada’s Minister for National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan visited the Western Naval Command headquarters in Mumbai today. A release from Defence spokesperson said that Sajjan interacted with Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Naval Command Vice Admiral Girish Luthra.
The minister highlighted areas of congruence between India and Canada and the need to further enhance cooperation between both nations. The discussions looked at continuing the current level of military interactions and the possibilities of increased cooperation.
The release added that enhancement of maritime and naval cooperation and visit of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Winnipeg were also discussed. The minister also visited the Indian Navy’s indigenous guided missile destroyer, INS Kochi. According to the defence release, India and Canada are poised to enhance defence cooperation in fields of counter terrorism, cold climate warfare, peace keeping and Naval cooperation.