Kochi: Russian Naval Missile Cruiser Varyag, Destroyer Admiral Tribuz and Russian Tanker Boris Butoma paid a two day goodwill visit to Kochi.
The ships arrived at Cochin Port Trust at 0900 hrs on January 13 and were received by Senior Naval Authorities in the background of fanfare by the Naval band.
Captain 1st Rank Anatoly Velichko, Commanding of the detachment, who is also the Chief of Staff of the division of ships, Russian Pacific Fleet, Captain 2nd Rank Roman Glushakov, Commanding Officer of RuFNS Varyag and Captain 2'd Rank Igor Tolbatov, Commanding Officer of RuFNS Admiral Tribuz called on Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Antony George.
During the visit, various professional interactions are planned between the Russian Navy and Indian Navy. The ships departed Kochi on January 14.