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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/force-multiplier-littoral-mission/article20552646.ece

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    A potent strike force, Indian Navy also takes up humanitarian assistance and disaster relief work

    Naval frigate Taragiri, since decommissioned, was out at sea on patrol when the killer waves of the calamitous tsunami struck the Indian Ocean littoral countries in 2004. The Mumbai-based warship was signalled to set course for the Southern Naval Command in Kochi from where it stacked up relief and rehabilitation material and headed straight to Galle in Sri Lanka, which had witnessed widespread devastation.

    In the next 14 days, the ship was able to construct shelters for some 1,200 people to live, provide medical aid to 2,500 people, create sanitation facilities, repair boats, clean water supply lines and some 800 wells that had been contaminated.

    Simply put, the ship’s company won the hearts and minds of the people of Galle and the Sri Lankan administration. Such goodwill stays, recalls Commodore G. Prakash, who as a young commander skippered Taragiri at the time of the relief operation.

    There were other nations, too, carrying out similar work, but the Indian naval team, with two engineering companies of the Army attached to it for undertaking civil reconstruction work, was head and shoulders above the rest. “The point is, we are trained and equipped for war, but actually do a gamut of things. Same with the Army and this is possible because of our doctrinal synergy, versatility and adaptability,” says Cmde Prakash, serving now as Commanding Officer of the naval base station INS Venduruthy.

    Several roles

    A blue water force with potent strike power and an instrument of diplomacy, the Navy also dons several other roles such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) work in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), assistance to civil authorities and support to the Coast Guard in search and rescue operations. It also oversees coastal security operations, in which the Coast Guard is mandated to play the lead role. The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command, Vice Admiral A.R. Karve right now, doubles up as Commander-in-Chief of Coastal Defence in the South — a system brought about in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

    “It’s a brown water job that’s been assigned to the Navy, to strengthen other maritime agencies that are stakeholders in security and bring them up to a certain level of operational efficiency within the coastal security architecture,” an officer explains.

    As for HADR operations, ships based at the Southern Naval Command fanned out to different parts of the world, to Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Indonesia et al to name a few, in the recent past with tonnes of relief material for assistance.

    “It’s a standard procedure to equip every naval ship out at sea with HADR bricks in anticipation of call for help. Each of our ships is capable of taking on a variety of roles depending on the task at hand. The personnel are also trained to adapt and respond to a multitude of situations,” says Rear Admiral K. Swaminathan, Chief Staff Officer (Training) at the Southern Naval Command.

    Training for students

    Command Plans Officer Phani Kumar adds that the Navy recently gave a day-long training to members of the Students Rapid Response Force constituted in Kozhikode district for swift response to calamities.

    Speedy assistance in times of emergency is something that both the Navy, as the net provider of security in the region, and the Coast Guard, as the prime responder to maritime rescue requirements, carry out as a matter of routine. “Coordination and cooperation with the State and district administrations is an ongoing process, and at various levels,” Cdr Kumar explains.

    The Command Clearance Diving Team remains on call 24x7 for diving operations, as water-related exigencies are commonplace in Kerala. The Command provided diving assistance to the State administration 28 times since December, 2016, at the request of the district authorities of Ernakulam, Idukki, Alappuzha, Thiruvananthapuram and the Kerala Police. “The team gets down to work without delay, the only time taken is to choose the right gear for the particular contingency to be addressed,” says Rear Admiral Swaminathan.

    Capacity building topping its agenda, the Command, in June this year, trained a batch of NCC cadets in scuba diving. It’s a formidable cooperation, given that a naval diving team remains stationed at the venue of the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Trace each year for rescue support.
     
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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...passing-out-parade-at-ina/article20553492.ece

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    Cadets and personnel of the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala preparing for various end of term activities associated with the passing-out parade events.


    Two international cadets among 328 graduates passing out on Nov 22
    KANNUR: Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Naval Staff, will be the chief guest at the passing out parade (POP) of cadets to be held at the Indian Naval Academy (INA) at Ezhimala here on November 22.

    According to the INA, Admiral Lanba will review the POP of cadets who would be passing out on November 22.

    The cadets comprise 147 midshipmen and 181 from four passing out courses, namely 93 Indian Naval Academy Course (B.Tech), 93 Indian Naval Academy Course (MSc), 24 Naval Orientation Course (Extended), and 25 Naval Orientation Course (Regular).

    The passing out cadets include 20 women, the INA said. Two international cadets, one each from Maldives and Tanzania, are also passing out on completion of training. Apart from parents and guardians of midshipmen and cadets as well as outstation dignitaries, the parade will be watched by trainee recruits and staff from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Peringome; cadets of Sainik School, Satara, Maharashtra, and Sainik School, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha; National Cadets Corps (NCC) cadets, and students and teachers of local schools and colleges.

    The INA’s four year B.Tech course is accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education and is conducted under the aegis of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. The passing out midshipmen will be awarded B.Tech degrees by Prof. Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JNU, at the convocation ceremony scheduled for Tuesday 21.
     
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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...-to-achieve-self-reliance/article20552739.ece

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    The Navy has taken the lead among the three Services in indigenising platforms and equipment

    With a view to exposing young naval officers to the nuances of indigenisation, the Navy, which has taken the lead among the three Services in indigenising platforms and equipment, kick-started a two-week course in indigenisation at the Southern Naval Command (SNC) last month.

    “This is in line with the policy of the government to attain self-reliance through indigenisation,” says Rear Admiral K. Swaminathan, Chief Staff Officer (Training).

    The course, held at the Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology at the Naval Base, is aimed at providing stimulus to the naval aviation technical officers by exposing them to the nuances of indigenisation procedures in a structured manner. “This will not only achieve institutionalisation of indigenous training but also augment development of self-reliant outlook towards problem solving. The Navy looks at the entire concept through the prism of strategic capability building.”

    Training is the raison-d’être of the Kochi-based Southern Naval Command, says Captain Suvrat Magon, Command Training Coordinating Officer.

    “It has been a constant endeavour to continuously audit the existing procedures, facilities and evolve new methods to provide relevant and effective training across the spectrum ranging from the ab initio stage to senior levels. There are 33 training establishments and schools under the SNC. This includes the ships of the First Training Squadron. In all, 15 units, including the First Training Squadron, are based in Kochi, making it one of the few integrated training facilities. The remaining 18 units are spread across seven different States,” he explains.

    Training at INA

    If the annual training output for 2016-17 was 61,014, it is likely to be around 65,000 in 2017-18, with an average of about 12,000 trainees training in establishments under the SNC at any given time. The capacity of the prestigious Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala will be enhanced to 1,650 from the present 1,200 on completion of its second phase of expansion. At present, there are 11 international trainees at INA.

    Sailor training at INS Chilka has been augmented, primarily to overcome manpower shortage. “The annual throughput at Chilka this year would be around 6,270, which is about 800 to 1,000 personnel more in comparison with previous years’ throughput. Over the years, there has been a quantum jump in the number of trainees from foreign nations. “Over 14,000 international students from 40 countries have undergone training at various Naval training units and establishments over the past four decades. But, in a first, over 1,000 vacancies have been offered to foreign trainees for the year 2017-18.”

    A recently commenced capsule course for retiring sailors, in the meantime, seeks to enhance their employability in the civil society. The Southern Command has taken on the mandate for skill certification of over 3,000 retiring personnel each year.
     
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    20-November, 2017 19:11 IST
    Admiral Sunil Lanba formally inaugurates 42nd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine

    Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Naval Staff (COSC & CNS) Admiral Sunil Lanba officially inaugurated the 42nd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine in a glittering ceremony at Vigyan Bhavan here today. The COSC & CNS emphasised the importance of Military Medicine which provides the medical support required by troops deployed in combat as also in their peace time duties.

    Admiral Lanba lauded the efforts of the organisers in conceptualising this World Congress with the theme of ‘Military Medicine in Transition: Looking Ahead’, which would address its ever evolving role depending on its myriad combat and non combat responsibilities.

    Delegates from 75 member nations of the International Committee on Military Medicine (ICMM) were officially welcomed by the Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS), Lt Gen Bipin Puri.

    The ceremony was also attended by Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa, Defence Secretary Shri Sanjay Mitra, outgoing Chairman of the General Assembly and the Committee of ICMM Major General Terawan Agus Putranto from Indonesia, Vice Chairman Maj Gen Al Juaid from Saudi Arabia, other dignitaries from the ICMM Secretariat, Vice Chairman & former DGAFMS and Senior Colonel Comdt of the Army Medical Corps Lt Gen M K Unni, Secretary General Roger Van Hoof from Belgium, Chairman of the Scientific Council Maj Gen Marc Morillon from France and Scientists and Research Professionals from numerous Research Institutes in India and abroad.

    The highlights of the day’s proceedings included a scintillating cultural show by the medical cadets of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune that enthralled the audience. The keynote address was delivered by Lt Gen N K Parmar (Retd). A panel discussion on ‘Women in Combat: Challenges for Healthcare Providers’ provoked much discussion and debate. A plenary session on ‘Innovations in Field Medical Care’ was also held.

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    The Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba lighting the lamp at the inauguration of the 42nd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine, in New Delhi on November 20, 2017. The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa are also seen.
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    The Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba addressing the gathering, at the inauguration of the 42nd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine, in New Delhi on November 20, 2017.
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    The Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba in a group photograph, at the inauguration of the 42nd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine, in New Delhi on November 20, 2017. The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa and the Defence Secretary Shri Sanjay Mitra are also seen.
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    The Major General Terawan Agus Putranto handing over the Chairmanship of the General Assembly and the Committee of International Congress of Military Medicine (ICMM) to the Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS), Lt. General Bipin Puri, at the inauguration of the 42nd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine, in New Delhi on November 20, 2017.
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    The Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba inaugurating the Scientific Exhibition, at the 42nd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine, in New Delhi on November 20, 2017. The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa are also seen.
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    The Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba visiting the Scientific Exhibition, at the 42nd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine, in New Delhi on November 20, 2017.
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    KOCHI, November 21, 2017 13:13 IST
    Updated: November 21, 2017 13:13 IST
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/uav-crashes-in-kochi/article20609832.ece?homepage=true

    Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operated by the Southern Naval Command in Kochi crashed on Tuesday.

    The UAV, which was on a routine surveillance sortie, crashed around 10.25 a.m. shortly after take off. “The remotely piloted arcraft failed to attain the expected height and came crashing down,” said an official statement.

    It also said the aircraft crashed in the vicinity of the HHA tank terminal on the northern side of Willingdon Island. However, there was no casualty or damage to property.

    A Board of Inquiry is being constituted to investigate the cause of accident, it said. The crashed aircraft was part of the naval air squadron INS Garuda,

    The crash took place just ahead of the arrival of Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu in Kochi,

    who is on a two-day visit to Kerala.

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    In 2002, the Indian Navy procured the Maritime versions UAV, an intensive Flying Trial Unit (IFTU) was established at Kochi. After three years of extensive flying and trials, First UAV Squadron in the Indian Navy was commissioned on 06th Jan 2006 as INAS 342.

    ‘Searcher’ is a third generation UAV, capable of carrying modern and sophisticated Electro Optic Camera and Electronic Support Measure (ESM) or Communication Intelligence (COMINT) payload. It is a relatively small aircraft with a wing span of about 8.5 m.
     
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    Passing out Parade held at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

    1. At an spectacular Passing out Parade (POP) held at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala here today, Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 328 cadets of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard and two International cadets one each from Tanzania and Maldives passed out of the hallowed portals of INA on successful completion of their training.

    2. The passing out Midshipmen and cadets belonged to four different courses of Autumn Term 2017, viz., 93 Indian Naval Academy Course (BTech), 93 Indian Naval Academy Course (MSc), 24 Naval Orientation Course (Extended) and 25 Naval Orientation Course (Regular). Also graduating and marching shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts were 20 female cadets from the Indian Navy.


    3. The grand parade was reviewed by the Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS). The Admiral after the ceremonial review, awarded medals to 09 meritorious Midshipmen and cadets. The reviewing officer in his address congratulated the passing out courses and advised all of them to imbibe and follow the core values of Navy “Duty, Honour and Courage”. Vice Admiral SV Bhokare, AVSM, YSM, NM, Commandant, senior officers of the station and others witnessed the momentous occasion. The Passing out Parade was also witnessed by the proud parents and guardians of all successful Midshipmen and cadets, as well as by a large number of local and outstation dignitaries, trainee recruits and staff from Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Peringome, cadets of Sainik School Satara, Maharashtra, Sainik School Bhubaneshwar, Odisha National Cadets Corps (NCC) cadets, media personnel and students and teachers of local schools and colleges.



    4. The ‘President’s Gold Medal’ for the Indian Naval Academy BTech course was awarded to Midshipman Rishav Saha. The ‘Chief of the Naval Staff Gold Medal’ for the Naval Orientation (Extended) Course was awarded to Cadet Anil Choudhary. The ‘Chief of the Naval Staff Gold Medal’ for the Naval Orientation (Regular) Course was awarded to Cadet Gaurav Tyagi. The ‘Flag Officer Commanding in Chief (South) Medal’ for the best women cadet was awarded to Cadet Anjani Pandey.



    5. The glittering ceremony culminated with the successful Midshipmen and cadets forming up in two columns and marching with their gleaming swords and rifles held in salute, past the Academy’s Saluting Dias known as the Quarterdeck, in Slow March, to the traditional notes of ‘Auld Lang Syne’, the poignant farewell tune played by all Armed Forces around the world when bidding adieu to colleagues and comrades. Passing out courses were bid farewell by cadets of junior term who manned the mast as the successful cadets streamed past the sacred quarterdeck.



    6. On completion of the parade, the ‘Shipping of Stripes’ ceremony was conducted. The proud parents and guardians of the Passing Out courses shipped the Naval and Coast Guard epaulettes, popularly known as ‘Stripes’ on the shoulders of their wards, thus symbolising their transformation from ‘cadets’ into full-fledged Navy and Coast Guard Officers. The Reviewing Officer and other dignitaries shipped the stripes of the medal winners and congratulated all the trainees for their successful completion of the rigorous training. On completion of the training at the Indian Naval Academy, these officers will proceed to various Naval and Coast Guard ships / establishments, to further consolidate their training in specialized fields.



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    (From left) Cadet Sakthimaya S., Cadet Roopa A., and Cadet Aastha Sehgal (all NAI Branch) and Cadet Shubhangi Swaroop (Maritime Reconnaissance pilot) at the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala in Kannur on Wednesday. | Photo Credit: INA Photo Section
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...comes-down-in-indian-navy/article20648611.ece

    November 22, 2017 19:11 IST
    Updated: November 22, 2017 23:47 IST


    In a first, three women officers inducted into NAI and one set to be the first woman pilot in the navy

    As they emerged at the drill shed after the grand passing-out parade in which they marched shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts in the Indian Naval Academy (INA) here, they could not hide their excitement at being the ‘firsts’ in the Indian Navy.

    At the Admiral Ronald Lyndsdale Pereira drill shed, where all the 328 cadets of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and two international cadets gathered on Wednesday morning for the ‘Shipping of Stripes’ ceremony, these four young women in uniform hogged the limelight.

    The ceremony, in which parents and guardians of the passing-out cadets shipped the Naval and ICG epaulettes on the shoulders of their wards, marks their transformation from cadets into full-fledged uniformed officers.

    Shakthimaya S. from Thiruvananthapuram stood with Roopa A. from Puducherry and Aastha Sehgal from New Delhi. They are the first women officers to join the Naval Armaments Inspectorate (NAI). Subhangi Swaroop from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, another cadet to pass out, is going to be the first woman pilot in the Navy. Except Shakthimaya, these women cadets-turned-officers are daughters of officers in uniforms.

    “We are proud of being the first women officers to be selected for the NAI,” said Ms. Sehgal after the ceremony. “We treat this ‘first’ as a great achievement for us,” Ms. Roopa chipped, with enthusiasm writ large on here face. Ms. Shakthimaya is no less thrilled. “Three of us have also been selected for the Republic Day Parade,” she said.

    Ms. Swaroop, set to be the first woman pilot in the Navy, would soon be joining men flying Navy’s maritime patrol aircraft or combat platforms. That would be after training at the INS Garuda, Navy’s air station in Kochi.

    “It is a challenge and I promise to live up to the expectations,” she said as her proud father Gyan Swaroop, a Commander of the Indian Navy, watched. “I am the happiest person now as my daughter is going to be the first woman pilot in the Navy,” he added.

    A total of 328 cadets of the Navy and ICJ, including one cadet each from Tanzania and the Maldives, passed out of the INA on completion of their training. The passing-out Midshipmen and cadets belonged to four courses, names INA Course (B.Tech.), INA Course (M.Sc.), Naval Orientation Course-NOC (extended) and NOC (regular). The cadets included 20 female cadets from the Indian Navy. The parade was reviewed by Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman, Chiefs Staff Committee, and Chief of the Naval Staff.
     
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    ISRO satellite imageries will soon monitor suspicious vessels and boats venturing into seas as part of the fortification of the country's coastal security, the home ministry said today

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will provide 1,000 transponders by March next year as part of the coastal security ring, being set up to thwart terrorist attacks on the lines of the 26/11 Mumbai carnage.

    For boats under 20 metres, satellite monitoring has been proposed, a senior home ministry official said.

    India has strengthened the coastal security after the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai which claimed 166 lives. Ten terrorists reached the metropolis from Pakistan sailing through the Arabian sea.

    So far, 19.74 lakh fishermen have enrolled for biometric identity cards and of whom, 18.60 lakhs have been issued identity cards.

    For monitoring of boats, automatic identification system would be installed in all boats above 20 metres, while colour coding of boats was being undertaken by coastal states and Union Territories for easier monitoring in the high seas and on the International Maritime Boundary Line, the official said.

    India has a coastline of 7,516 km running through Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    Standard operating procedures (SOPs) were developed for dealing with the breach of the International Maritime Boundary Line and SOPs were issued for upgrading security in non-major ports and single point mooring facilities, another official said.

    Security of the coastline is vital for the country as there are nuclear stations, missile launching centres, defence and oil installations along the coast.

    India's long coastline presents a variety of security concerns that include landing of arms and explosives at isolated spots on the coast, infiltration/ex-filtration of anti-national elements, use of the sea and off-shore islands for criminal activities, smuggling of consumer and intermediate goods through sea, the official said.

    Absence of physical barriers and the presence of vital industrial and defence installations also enhance the vulnerability of the coasts to illegal cross-border activities, the official said.

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    25-November, 2017 13:25 IST
    Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC Chief of The Naval Staff Visits Bangladesh

    Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy is visiting Bangladesh on an invitation of Bangladesh for participation in International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) being held at Bangladesh from 26 to 28 November 2017 under the aegis of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS).

    IONS, an initiative which was started by Indian Navy in 2008, has grown into a formidable organisation with 23 ‘Member’ nations and ‘Nine’ observer countries. Continuing with the active engagement within IONS, Bangladesh, the current ‘Chair’ of IONS is conducting the first ever operational exercise called ‘IMMSAREX’, under the IONS Charter. The exercise will be inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh on 27 November 2017 in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh. Indian Naval Ships Ranvir, Sahyadri, Gharial and Sukanya along with one Maritime Patrol Aircraft P-8I will be participating in the exercise. In-addition to the conduct of the exercise, an ‘Extraordinary Conclave of Chiefs (ECoC)’ meeting of IONS is also scheduled on 28 November 2017, at Cox Bazar, which would also be attended by the Chiefs of the Navy. The ECoC would deliberate upon activities being undertaken by IONS in-addition to reviewing the progress made by three IONS Working Group (IWG) namely ‘HADR’, ‘Maritime Security’ & ‘Information Exchange and Interoperability’.

    The visit is also aimed at consolidating bilateral naval relations between India and Bangladesh and to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. Admiral Sunil Lanba will also hold bilateral discussions with Chief of the Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy on 27 November 2017, and other participating ‘Chiefs of Navy/ Head of Maritime Agencies’.

    Indian Navy regularly interacts with Bangladesh Navy through the medium of ‘Staff Talks’ and other interactions, which include operational interactions including Port Visits, Passage Exercises, Training, Shipbuilding Cooperation besides regular participation by Indian Navy serving and retired officers in Victory Day Celebrations, held in Bangladesh to commemorate ‘Liberation War’ of 1971.

    The CNS during his visit to Bangladesh would also be gifting ‘War Memorabilia’ for ‘Liberation War Museum’ of Bangladesh.

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    English rendering of 38th edition of PM’s ‘Mann Ki Baat' programme on All India Radio on 26th November 2017

    My dear countrymen, we shall observe Navy Day on the 4th of December. Indian Navy secures and protects our maritime boundaries. I congratulate all those who belong to the Navy. All of you must be knowing that our civilization developed along river banks. Be it the Indus, the Ganges, the Yamuna or the Saraswati – our rivers and seas are both economically and strategically important. These are our gateway to the whole world.

    This country, our land has an unbreakable bond with oceans. And as we peep into our history, we come to know that about 800 to 900 (eight to nine hundred) years ago, during the rule of the Cholas, the Chola Navy was considered one of the strongest navies. This navy had a big role in the expansion of the Chola-rule and in making it an economic super power. Numerous references of voyages and expeditions of the Chola-Navy are found even today in “Sangam - literature”. Very few people might be aware that most navies of the world allowed women on their warships pretty later.

    But in the Chola Navy, a large number of women played leading roles and that too about eight to nine hundred years ago; to the extent that women actively took part in battles. The Chola rulers possessed a very rich and sound knowledge of ship building. When we talk of navy, who can ignore Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the capabilities & might of his navy. Konkan coast, where the sea has a significant role, was under Shivaji Maharaj’s realm. Many forts associated with Shivaji Maharaj like Sindhu Durg, Murud Janjira, Swarn Durg, etc were either situated on the sea coast or were encircled by sea. The security of these forts was the responsibility of the Maratha Navy. There was a combination of large ships and small boats in the Maratha Navy.

    His naval forces were very efficient and skilled in attacking the enemy and in defending their attacks. And how can we refer to the Maratha Navy and not remember Kanhoji Aangre! He took the Maratha Navy to newer heights and established Maratha Naval Bases at a number of places. After Independence, our Indian Navy showed its valour on various occasions; be it the liberation struggle of Goa or the Indo-Pak war. When we talk of the Navy, we see only war but the Indian Navy has come forward in humanitarian ventures as well. In June this year when Cyclone Mora hit Bangladesh and Myanmar, our naval ship INS SUMITRA rendered a big help in rescue operations; many fishermen were rescued from the sea and handed over to Bangladesh.
     
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    27-November, 2017 17:01 IST
    Rear Admiral Sanjay Roye is the new Flag Officer Commanding Gujarat Naval Area(FOGNA)

    Rear Admiral Sanjay Roye took over the reins of the Gujarat, Daman and Diu Naval Area from Rear Admiral Sandeep Beecha, as its third Flag Officer Commanding, at a ceremonial parade held at Headquarters, Gujarat, Daman and Diu Naval Area on 27 Nov 17.

    The state of Gujarat, view its strategic location and vast coastline of 1600 kms, plays a very significant role in the security and economic dynamics of our nation. FOGNA is responsible to the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command for all naval operations in Gujarat Daman and Diu Naval Area, security of its coast and Offshore Development Areas which contribute significantly to the commercial and maritime economic activities of our nation.

    Rear Admiral Sanjay Roye joined National Defence Academy in the year 1983 and was commissioned in the Indian Navy in the year 1986. He is a recipient of the coveted ‘Binoculars’ and ‘CNS Gold Medal’ for being adjudged the ‘Best All-round Cadet’ and ‘First in Order of Merit’ during cadet’s and midshipman training respectively.The officer belongs to the Submarine Arm of the Indian Navy and is a Navigation and Direction Specialist. The officer has held a number of staff appointments onboard submarines and has commanded Indian Naval Submarines Sindhurakshak, Sindhuraj and Chakra. The officer has also held a number of key ashore appointments, including Commodore Commanding Submarines (West) and Commanding Officer, INS Vajrabahu, during his glorious career in the Indian Navy. Prior to the present appointment as the Flag Officer Commanding, Gujarat Daman and Diu Naval Area, the Flag Officer held the appointment of Project Director (Operations & Training) at Headquarters, Advance Technology Vessel Project at New Delhi.

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    Ministry of Defence
    28-November, 2017 17:46 IST
    Joint Special Forces Training Camp at Andaman and Nicobar Islands


    The Joint Special Forces Training Camp is conducted annually under the aegis of Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff with a view to furthering integration between the Services in the field of Special Operations.

    This year the exercise was conducted from 04 to 22 Nov 2017 at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands involving 60 Special Forces personnel from the three Services. The supporting assets included C-17, C-130 AN-32 and Dornier aircraft, Sea King and MI-17 V5 helicopters and amphibious ships. The final tactical exercise was dovetailed into DANX exercise of the three Services, which was also conducted at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at the same time period.

    Various Special Operations training events were carried out during the exercise including Special Heliborne Operations, reflex firing drills, survival training and anti-terrorist operations. The highlight of the exercise was the airborne insertion of Marine Commandoes at sea in tandem with Combat Expendable Platform drops with inflatable Gemini craft from C-130 aircraft at night along with Combat Free Fall and Special Heli-borne Operations by the Special Forces personnel.

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    Ministry of Defence
    28-November, 2017 13:02 IST
    Join the Indian Navy - Apply through Common Services Centre (CSC)

    Youth aspiring to serve the nation and desirous of joining ‘Indian Navy’ can now walk into any Common Services Centre (CSC) across the country and avail assistance in filling up online application forms (for joining the Indian Navy). This service by CSCs will be at a very nominal fee of Rs 60 (plus GST). Usage of this facility would significantly ease the application process however, it is entirely optional.

    A MoU to this effect was exchanged in the presence of Shri Alphons Kannanthanam, Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, between Vice Admiral AK Chawla, Chief of Personnel, Indian Navy, and Dr Dinesh Tyagi, CEO CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd, at a function in New Delhi on 27 Nov 17.

    Building upon an existing agreement, the new MoU provides an excellent opportunity to applicants to benefit from the vast network of more than 2.5 lakh CSCs. Applicants will be assisted in correctly filling up application forms, scanning and uploading relevant documents and making payment for examination fees, as applicable. Applicants in rural and remote areas, with challenges of reliable internet connectivity, will benefit immensely. The Indian Navy would advertise through CSCs as well as utilise their services for e-KYC during recruitment across the nation. The Indian Navy views the CSCs as ‘virtual touchpoints’ for extending the recruitment outreach and seeks to strengthen their cooperation with CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd in providing services to citizens in pursuance of Digital India movement.

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    India is a key player in the space technology with the distinction of launching into orbit a record breaking 104 nano satellites, from a single rocket on 14th Feb, 2017. I am happy to note, that application of “Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System or IRNSS” in the maritime field is being pursued in IMO. I am sure, the maritime community will benefit with the induction of this additional new facility. India became the largest contributor to IOPC Funds this year, and has accepted the position of Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the IOPC Funds and is in its Joint Audit Body.

    The Maritime India Summit, 2016 was attended by 5000 delegates from 42 countries. India has signed agreements on Maritime Transport with 27 countries and many more will follow. India remains an observer member of the Arctic Council.


    The Indian Naval ships and aircrafts continue to escort merchant ships of all nations in the Gulf of Aden. Even though there have been no successful hijackings of commercial vessels since May 2012, in the waters east of 65 degrees longitude, India continues to participate in all global forum to eradicate piracy in the Somalia region. India has been elected as a Co-chair for Working Group 1 of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS).

    India has an efficient and vigilant Search and Rescue (SAR) set-up and has made commendable efforts to rescue seafarers in distress situations in the Indian SAR area, covering the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. The launch of IRNSS will further strengthen our SAR efforts.
     
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