German Navy Chief meets Indian Admiral

Chief of the German Navy, Vice Admiral Andreas Krause met Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday as part of his four-day visit, dubbed by the government as a "significant milestone in Indo-German Naval relations".

During his visit, Krause laid a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here and was accorded a traditional Guard of Honour. He also held "extensive interactions" with the senior hierarchy of the Indian Navy and with the Chief of the Army Staff, Defence Secretary and the Vice Chief of Air Staff.

"The visit by the Chief of German Navy is a significant milestone in Indo-German Naval relations and would strengthen military ties between the two countries," the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

Krause had led a German naval delegation to the Southern Naval Command on October 16 and 17 and had left for the national capital on Wednesday.