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Operations chief of US Navy meets top Indian military leadership

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Amid fast-growing maritime cooperation between the of and the US, American of Naval Operations on Monday met top Indian military leadership to further enhance their bilateral military ties.

"His visit is intended to consolidate bilateral naval relations between and USA and also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation," DK Sharma said.

held discussions with Sunil Lanba, of and of the Naval Staff and of BS Dhanoa.

"He also interacted with Defence Secretary, of the Staff, Chief of the Integrated Defence Staff to the and the Security Council Secretariat," officials said.

and US Navy interact regularly at bilateral and multilateral forums and participate in maritime exercises such as MALABAR and RIMPAC. Regular 'Subject Matter Expert' exchange also takes place between both the to institutionalise interoperability in various fields.

After being accorded defence partner status by the US in 2016, -US ties have grown significantly in recent years.

The inaugural Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue conducted in September 2018 also facilitated new avenues for defence cooperation between the two countries.issues discussed during the visit included operations and exercises, training interactions, information exchange, capacity building, and capability enhancement.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 19:54 IST