Visit by the Indian Naval Higher Command Course

Article and Photos by Able Seaman Palesa Skommere

13-19 November 2016

The Indian Naval Higher Command course delegation visited Fleet Command Headquarters, Simonís Town as part of their study tour to South Africa over the period of 13-19 November 2016.

Rear Admiral (Junior Grade) S. Petersen with the Indian Higher Command course delegation

The visiting delegation consisted of 22 members led by the Deputy Commandant of the Naval War College Commanderr A. Rai, accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel J. Zietsman and Indian Navy DA, Captain M. Thomas, as well as the Liaison Officer, Warrant Officer Class 2 R. Venter.

Flag Officer Fleet, Rear Admirla B. K. Mhlana courtesy call

Rear Admiral B. K. Mhlana and Commander A. Rai exchanging gifts

The visiting Liaison Officer, Commander A. Carelse welcomed the group and accompanied the delegation to pay a courtesy call to Flag Officer Fleet, Rear Admiral B. K. Mhlana.

Rear Admiral B. K. Mhlana and Commander A. Rai exchanging gifts

Captain T. Stokes giving a presentation


Commander A. Jacobs welcoming the group on board SAS SPIOENKOP

Captain H. Matsane and the Indian Naval Higher Command group

The delegation proceeded to SAS SPIOENKOP and SAS QUEEN MODJADJI for a tour on board.