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    THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE GHANAIAN NAVY, COMMODORE P.F. QUAYE, ARRIVED IN NEW DELHI ON MONDAY?

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    THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE GHANAIAN NAVY, COMMODORE P.F. QUAYE, ARRIVED IN NEW DELHI ON MONDAY FOR A 17-DAY VISIT AS GUEST OF THE INDIAN NAVY. DURING HIS STAY, COMMODORE QUAYE WILL BE VISITING INDIAN NAVAL ESTABLISHMENTS, MEET SERVICE CHIEFS AND GO ABOARD NAVAL SHIPS AT SEVERAL PORTS.

    GHANA HAS ABOUT 50 NAVY OFFICERS AND SAILORS AT PRESENT UNDER TRAINING IN INDIA, AND THE COMMODORE WILL BE MEETING MANY OF THEM DURING HIS STAY. THE GHANAIAN NAVY, FORMED IN 1959, HAS TWO CORVETTES, A FRIGATE, A COASTAL MINESWEEPER, A TRAINING SHIP, TWO INSHORE MINESWEEPER, TWO SEAWARD DEFENCE BOATS AND A MAINTENANCE REPAIR CRAFT.

    THE INDIAN NAVY TRACES ITS HISTORY IN AN UNBROKEN LINE FROM THE FOUNDATION IN 1613 OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY'S MARINE. NAVAL PERSONNEL IN 1967 NUMBERED 1,800 OFFICERS AND 18,200 RATINGS.

    COMMODORE QUAYE LOST NO TIME ON HIS ARRIVAL AT NEW DELHI IN PAYING A VISIT TO THE TOMB OF MAHATMA GANDHI, THE INDIAN MYSTIC AND FOUNDER OF THE MODERN INDIAN NATION. AFTER LAYING A WREATH ON THE TOMB, THE GHANAIAN COMMODORE CALLED AT ADMIRAL CHATTERJI'S OFFICE, WHERE THE TWO EXCHANGED GIFTS. THE COMMODORE RECEIVED A PAIR OF BINOCULARS FROM THE ADMIRAL, WHILE PRESENTING THE ADMIRAL WITH A CUMMERBUND AND EAR-RINGS FOR HIS WIFE.

    THE FOLLOWING DAY, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), COMMODORE QUAYE CALLED ON THE INDIAN DEFENCE MINISTER, SARDAR SWARAN SINGH, AND THE DEFENCE SECRETARY, MR. V.SHANKAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3LIOSYZMEOEW6PKV5RY42SKR3
    Media URN:
    VLVA3LIOSYZMEOEW6PKV5RY42SKR3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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