New Delhi: Indian Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh on Friday visited INS Baaz, the Naval Air Station located at Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Island with an objective to express solidarity with personnel on Deepawali.
The chief was received by Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant General Manoj Pande.
He was briefed on the operational preparedness and infrastructure aspects of the Command, including readiness in the prevalent security scenario, Indian Navy spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal said.
During his interaction with personnel at INS Baaz, he acknowledged their contribution in keeping the strategically important base operational.
Personnel from Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Coast Guard, DSC and GREF, as well as Defence civilians were present during this occasion.
The geo-strategically located Air Station, INS Baaz, overlooks critical International Sea Lanes passing through the IOR.
The Airbase supports operations of a multitude of military aircraft, which enable surveillance over the Southern Bay of Bengal, South Andaman Sea, Malacca Straits and the Southern Indian Ocean.
INS Baaz provides Aid to Civil Authorities, including Casualty Evacuation, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief and Search and Rescue and also serves as a supporting base for operational turn-around facilities of ships deployed in the Nicobar Group of Islands.