In a heartwarming gesture, the visiting Chilean Navy vessel BE Esmeralda, paid homage at the War Memorial at the Naval Base today. The Chilean Ambassador to India, His Excellency Mr Alfonso Silva and Captain Victor Zanelli Suffo the Commanding Officer of Esmeralda laid the wreath with the Chilean Naval Ceremonial Guard and Chilean Naval Band in attendance. Rear Admiral Sunil Lanba the Chief Of staff of Southern Naval Command was also present to witness the solemn ceremony. Earlier in a well contested foot ball match, the visiting team and the Indian Naval team shared the honours. Esmeralda, one of the largest and oldest sail ships in the world, would be berthed at Kochi till the 9th September.
Pic 1 His Excellency Mr Alfonso Silva, the Chilean Ambassador to India paying homage at the War Memorial at Kochi
Pic 2 The Chilean Navy laying wreath at the War Memorial at the Naval base
Pic 3 The Chilean Naval contingent at the War Memorial at Naval Base
Pic 4 A foot ball match in progress at the Naval Base between the visiting Chilean Naval team and the Indian Naval team