Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said Chau came as a tourist in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and had requisite permissions to be there. The case is being investigated by ANC (Andaman and Nicobar Command) police, he said.
In an interview to The Indian Express, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba talks about the Navy's 200-vessel vision, challenges in the Indian Ocean Region and the India-US security cooperation
Academician Partha Chatterjee, in a piece published on a news website, had drawn comparison between Rawat and Dyer after the former commended Major Leetul Gogoi's action of using a civilian as a human shield in Kashmir.
Sunil Lanba will visit Israel from June 11 to 15 during which he would be "reviewing progress on ongoing projects and initiatives" with Israel, besides holding meetings with Israel's Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot and the head of Israeli Navy