Two Royal Australian Navy ships HMAS Success and HMAS Parramatta will be visiting Chennai from 28 March to 01 April, 2019, before participating in a bilateral naval exercise Ausindex 19 at Visakhapatnam.
A delegation from Australia led by air commodore Richard Owen, accompanied by lieutenant commander Phillip Garrett and Caitlin Jensen called on rear admiral Alok Bhatnagar, NM, flag officer commanding Tamil Nadu & Puducherry naval area on Saturday.
They were also accompanied by the Australian defence adviser to India, captain Simon Bateman and Susan Grace, Australian consul general. The delegation met the flag officer as part of planning for the Australian joint deployment Indo-Pacific Endeavor 2019. Read more