Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy, Admiral DK Joshi arrived at the BIA yesterday to attend the Galle Dialogue 2013 to be held in the Port City of Galle on 25th and 26th November 2013 and he was warmly received by Chief of staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera on his arrival.
His participation in the international maritime conference organized by the Sri Lanka Navy under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence is symbolic of the goodwill between the two friendly Navies and the highest regard accorded to the Sri Lanka’s initiative in fostering strategic maritime cooperation in the Indian Ocean.
Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi took over as the 21st Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy with effect from 31st August 2012. He is a specialist in Anti-Submarine Warfare and has a distinguished service spanning nearly 38 years during which he has served in a variety of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments.
Admiral Joshi is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College, USA, an alumnus of the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai and the prestigious National Defence College, New Delhi. He is due to present a paper on “Emerging Maritime Interests in Asia Pacific: An Indian Perspective” at the Galle Dialogue’s 01st session tomorrow.
Press Release, November 25, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy