Mumbai: Admiral Murat E Bilgel, the Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces (CTNF) visited Western Naval Command of the Indian navy at Mumbai from 06 to 08 Nov 12. During his visit, CTNF interacted with Vice Admiral Sekhar Sinha, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief and other Senior Officers of the Western Naval Command.
The two sides discussed a wide range of issues on Maritime Security of common interest. CTNF also visited Naval Dockyard, INS Teg and MDL. He was impressed with India’s warship building capability at MDL and repair facilities at Naval Dockyard, said the MoD release.
India and Turkey have a history of friendly and cordial relations. Turkish Navy and Indian Navy relations have witnessed an upward rise during the recent past, which has been marked by visits of senior officers of both Navies to each other’s country. In addition, Turkish and Indian Naval ships have visited each other’s parts regularly.