Indian naval ships pay goodwill visit to Lanka

first_imgColombo, Nov 3 (PTI) Two Indian naval ships are on a five-day goodwill visit to Sri Lanka to participate in a number of training exercises in a bid to share professional expertise and strengthen friendship.The ships crews will also take part in a series of friendly sports events and community service activities organised by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in the country, Daily Mirror reported.Indian Naval Ships Tir and Sujatha and the Indian Coast Guard ship Sarathi arrived at the Colombo port yesterday on a goodwill and training visit, the report said.The ships crews will also take part in a series of friendly sports events and community service activities organised by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay here.The Commanding Officers of the visiting Indian ships Captain D J Revar, Commandant Pankaj Agrawal and Commander KB Singh called on Sri Lankan Navys Commander Western Naval Area Rear Admiral Niraja Attygalle at the Western Naval Command Headquarters.They held cordial discussions on matters of mutual interest and exchanged mementos to mark the occasion.The Defence Advisor attached to the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka Captain Ashok Rao was also present on the occasion.The visit took place amidst an increase in military ties with Sri Lanka.Last month, vessels from the Sri Lankan Navy completed a set of military exercises in India. The Indian government also provided an Offshore Patrol Vessel to the Sri Lanka Coast Guard. PTI CORR UZMlast_img read more

Mbappe feeling ‘100 per cent’ after ankle knock

first_imgFrance Mbappe feeling ‘100 per cent’ after ankle knock in training Harry West Last updated 1 year ago 02:10 6/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) KylianMbappe - Cropped Getty Images France World Cup France v Australia Kylian Mbappé Antoine Griezmann Ousmane Dembélé After an injury scare, the PSG striker is ready to go for France’s World Cup opener against Australia on Saturday Kylian Mbappe insisted he was feeling no ill-effects from his injury scare while acknowledging that the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele and himself will have to be clinical if they are to propel France to World Cup glory.The Paris Saint-Germain forward limped out of training on Tuesday nursing a left ankle problem following a challenge from team-mate Adil Rami.Mbappe subsequently tweeted to calm fears that he could miss Les Bleus’ Group C opener against the Socceroos on Saturday, and the 19-year-old was in high spirits as he faced the media on Wednesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “I’m 100 per cent, I wanted to continue,” he said.”Club or national training is the same. We play as we train. These are things that happen and will happen again. It’s a bit innocuous, it’s a little late, certainly, but no-one died!”Mbappe also spoke about the possibility of lining up alongside Griezmann and Dembele in attack – a prospect that greatly excites the teenager, although he concedes the trio will have to continue to work on their relationship.”We are three players who appreciate each other and there is a lot of movement and speed,” he said.”But we can improve our defensive [work]. We cannot arrive in this competition with a team cut in half.”We must also be more effective in front of goal, we will not have 60 opportunities. Sometimes we will have one and it will be necessary to put it away.”Asked for his thoughts on the favourites to lift the trophy come July 15, Mbappe named three sides who he feels are ahead of Didier Deschamps’ men in that regard, and one for whom he sees 2018 as the last chance for a golden vintage to perform on the grandest stage.”Brazil, Germany and Spain are at present three teams that are a little ahead of us,” he said. “After, there is Belgium. For them it’s now. With their generation, I think it’s the last chance.”last_img read more