PortBlair: US Navy warship USS Defender
arrived here today on a goodwill visit.
The Defender is an Avenger class anti-mine vessel. The
visit of the naval warship is aimed at building strong
relationship between the navies of both the countries towards
peace, security and stability in the region, according to
press release issued here by the US Consulate General.
"The visit gives an opportunity to the sailors of the
ship to interact with their naval counterparts at Andaman
Nicobar Unified Command and for cultural exchange," the
US Naval ships USNS Safeguard and the anti-mine sweeper
USS Patriot had visited Port Blair earlier as part of the
goodwill initiative of US Navy.