New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Chief of the German Navy, Vice Admiral Andreas Krause met Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday as part of his four-day visit, dubbed by the government as a "significant milestone in Indo-German Naval relations".
During his visit, Krause laid a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here and was accorded a traditional Guard of Honour. He also held "extensive interactions" with the senior hierarchy of the Indian Navy and with the Chief of the Army Staff, Defence Secretary and the Vice Chief of Air Staff.
"The visit by the Chief of German Navy is a significant milestone in Indo-German Naval relations and would strengthen military ties between the two countries," the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
Krause had led a German naval delegation to the Southern Naval Command on October 16 and 17 and had left for the national capital on Wednesday.
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Broadly negative Asian markets, along with a slightly weak rupee and a marginal rise in global crude oil prices dragged the key domestic equity indices in the red during Friday's trade session.
The Indian rupee opened on a weaker note at 73.62 to a US dollar from its previous close against a greenback, whereas the Brent crude oil price neared the $80 per barrel mark.
In addition, heavy selling pressure in auto, IT and capital goods stocks led to the fall.
Index-wise, the S&P BSE Sensex opened at 34,563.29 points from its previous close of 34,779.58 points on last Wednesday.
The Indian stock and forex markets were shut on account of Dussehra on Thursday.
Around 9.40 a.m. on Friday, it traded at 34,354.96 points down by 424.62 points or 1.22 per cent.
Similarly, the NSE Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded in the red.
The NSE Nifty50 traded at 10,316.75 points during the morning trade session, down 136.30 points and 1.30 per cent.