During the meetings both sides discussed ways to further expand bilateral defence cooperation. They also stressed the need to maintain security in the Indian Ocean region.
This is his first overseas visit after taking over as the Chief of Naval Staff in November last year. He also held talks with Major General Abdulla Shamaal, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDF) of the Maldives.
Admiral Kumar hosted a reception onboard Indian Naval Ship Sutlej on Monday in honour of the Maldivian defence minister and the leadership of Maldives National Defence Forces (MNDF).
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