Rameswaram (TN), Apr 13 (PTI) Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba today offered prayers at the Sri Ramanathaswamy temple here.

He also visited the INS Parundhu Naval Station.

Meawhile, Vice-Admiral Karambir Singh said there was no intrusion by the Sri Lankan Navy into Indian waters.

He advised Indian fishermen against crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and entering Lankan waters.

Talking to newsmen here, he said patrolling by the Indian Navy would be further intensified in the wake of a Turkish national intruding into Indian territory on April 7.

He said the issue was discussed with local officials, and Naval patrolling would be intensified in Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait.

The naval base on this island was being expanded, he added.

The Turkish national, who came here by fibreglass boat from Sri Lanka, was detained by police after he was found moving around in suspicious circumstances.PTI COR SSN NVG BN

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