Visakhapatnam: Admiral Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), US Navy accompanied by Mrs Linda Gilday arrived here for a three-day official visit from October13.
Admiral Gilday interacted with Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC October 14. Various issues of common interest to both navies were discussed. Later, Admiral Gilday was given a guided tour of facilities at Naval Dockyard(Visakhapatnam). The CNO paid homage to naval personnel who have made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty to the nation at the ‘Smaram Sthal’ Memorial in Naval Dockyard.
Admiral Gilday is scheduled to embark the USN Carrier Strike Group participating in Ex Malabar, along with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Vice Adm Ajendra Bahadur Singh, FOC-in-C, ENC and other US-India delegates on October 14.
Mrs Gilday would interact with the Committee Members and ladies of the Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) (Eastern Region) and will also visit the NWWA facilities during her stay at Visakhapatnam.
The Indian Navy (IN) is currently participating in the Second Phase of Multilateral Maritime Exercise Malabar along with the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the United States Navy (USN). The exercise is being conducted in the Bay of Bengal.