Indian Navy Chief visits Kochi

New Delhi: Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh on Friday paid his maiden visit to Kochi after assuming charge.

The Admiral arrived at naval air station INS Garuda by Indian Air Force aircraft and was received by Southern Naval Command (SNC) Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Vice Admiral AK Chawla. The CNS was presented with a 50 men Guard of Honour on arrival, an Indian Navy spokesperson said.

The chief was given an overview briefing on the SNC, following which, he visited the different training schools and other facilities at the Naval Base.

He also met and interacted with the defence civilians of SNC which was followed by an address to all officers in the evening.      

On July 6, the Admiral would be visiting INS Dronacharya (including the Naval Maritime Museum) at Fort Kochi.

He would, during the day, also be shown various environmental and welfare initiatives being taken by INS Venduruthy besides addressing all the sailors of SNC at Kochi.

The chief would be departing Kochi on Saturday.

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