Admiral Sir George Zambellas, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Royal Navy, who is visiting India from March 16-19, arrived here Monday. 

The Admiral was received at South Block lawns today by Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy and was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour.

During the day, Zambellas is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with the Defence Minister and the three Service Chiefs as well as various senior MoD and other government officials at New Delhi.

The Indian Navy and the Royal Navy cooperate with each other in technical training, anti-piracy patrols and Navy to Navy Staff Talks. The two navies have been exercising together at sea in the bilateral EX KONKAN since 2004.