US Ambassador Visits Western Naval Command
HE Kenneth I Juster, the US Ambassador to India accompanied by HE Edgard D Kagan, US Consul General at Mumbai and two members visited Headquarters, Western Naval Command on 22 September 2018.
During the visit, the US Ambassador interacted with Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command and also visited a guided missile destroyer INS Kochi.
India-US Naval cooperation has grown substantially over the last two decades. India and US are party to a maritime security dialogue which is conducted annually. The relationship between the two Navies has grown stronger and reliable over the years. Naval cooperation between the two navies is spread over a wide canvas, which inter alia includes annual bilateral exercise MALABAR, goodwill visits by ships and high level delegation visits. Both Navies are committed towards ensuring maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region.