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First Time Ever Chinese Navy Ships Visit India’s Eastern Naval Commad Featured

  • Sunday, May 18 2014

Two ships of the PLA Navy, Zhenghe and Weifang, arrived Visakhapatnam today, 17 May, on a four-day maiden visit to the Eastern Naval Command. Rear Admiral Han Xiaohu, Commander PLAN Training Ship Task Group, and Rear Admiral Li Jianjun, Assistant Chief of Staff and Political Commissar of PLA Dalian Naval Academy are embarked on the ships.

The visit will encompass interaction between personnel of both the Navies in various professional, cultural, social and sports events. Apart from engaging in friendly basketball and football matches with the Eastern Fleet teams, the PLA Navy personnel will also visit places of interest in Visakhapatnam. The Admirals of the PLA Navy are scheduled to call on Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.

Commisioned in 1987, Zhenghe is a Training Ship that has Commander Ye Kaihua at the helm, and the Frigate Weifang is commanded by Captain Zhang Zaige. The ships are on a good will visit to four Asian Nations including Myanmar, Indonesia and Vietnam, and are scheduled to depart Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, 20 May.

 

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