.A delegation comprising Lieutenant Commander Felix Carman, Cadet Parkinson Stefan James and Cadet Harris James Mark of Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) visited Indian Naval Academy (INA) from 05 to 11 August 2018. The Britannia Royal Naval College has been training officers of the Royal Navy since 1863.
The visit was aimed at strengthening the traditionally strong ties between the Naval Academies and to facilitate exchange of training ideas and methodologies. The delegates  visited the various labs, simulators, firing range, aquatics complex and other training facilities of INA.
Towards strengthening the bonds between cadets of both the academies the cadets were accommodated in the squadron, dinef in the cadets' mess and attended classroom instructions for various academic subjects along with the cadets of INA. The accompanying Officer interacted with various faculties and Officers of INA. Visits to places of historical and cultural significance in and around INA gave the delegates a unique experience of understanding the copious culture of the Malabar region. The BRNC cadets delivered a lecture on the Royal Navy, which facilitated the cadets of INA to have a better understanding of the Royal Navy.
The Indian Navy and Royal Navy periodically conduct joint bilateral exercise named KONKAN. United Kingdom was also one among the 29 countries that took part in the Admiral's Cup regatta held at INA in the previous year.
The visit of BRNC delegates to INAwas a mutually benefitting experience for both the academies. The BRNC delegates departed INA on 11 August 2018.