Her majesty’s Canadian ship (HMCS) winnipeg visited goa
, from january 8 to 10
. during the visit, the Canadian crew met with officers of the indian navy. concurrently, Canada’s commander of the Maritime Pacific Forces (MARPAC) based in British Columbia, Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, travelled to Mumbai and Goa to interact with senior indian navy officials to explore options to enhance naval linkages as an important element of the overall bilateral defence, consistent with the Canada-India joint statement of April 2015 (during Prime Minister Narendra Modi
's visit to Canada).