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US Congressional delegation visits Western Naval Command

Western Naval Command

A US Congressional House Committee on Thursday visited the Western Naval Command (WNC) and discussed a range of issues, including Indo-American ties and maritime security, with officials.

The nine-member Congressional House Committee on Armed Services was led by US Congressman Robert Wittman.

Wittman, who is also Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Sub-committee, was accompanied by Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo and Edgard Kagan, US Consul General in Mumbai.

The visiting dignitaries interacted with Vice-Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding in-Chief, WNC, a defence spokesperson said.

The delegation was briefed on the WNC and the Indian Navy’s operations on the Western Seaboard, he said.

Issues of mutual interest such as the Indo-US relations, bilateral naval cooperation and maritime security were discussed, he said.

The delegation visited the Naval Dockyard and the indigenously built and newly commissioned Kolkata class destroyer `INS Chennai’, the spokesperson said.

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