Russian Naval Chief Meets Admiral Sandila

Published: August 22, 2014

Russian Naval Chief Meets Admiral Sandila, Commander-in-Chief, Russian Federation Naval Forces, Admiral Viktor V Chirkov, has arrived here on a four-day first-ever visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS).

Upon arrival at the Naval Headquarters, the Russian commander- in-chief was received by the CNS Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila. Later, Admiral Chirkov called on the CNS and had a discussion on professional matters.

Various avenues of cooperation, including conduct of bilateral naval exercises, were also discussed. A comprehensive brief on Pakistan Navy’s role in regional maritime security situation and operational developments in the Indian Ocean was also given to him.

The admiral is to call on the defence minister, chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, chief of air staff in addition to naval field commands at Karachi.This visit is expected to augment bilateral cooperation between both the navies.


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