'Threat from terrorists in the maritime domain is huge,' says Navy Chief Admiral Robin Dhowan

Indian Navy is fully prepared for Blue Water tasks, claims Navy chief

New Delhi: Speaking on the eve of the 43rd Navy Day, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Robin K. Dhowan, said on Wednesday that the operational tempo of the Indian Navy was at an all time high.

Addressing an annual news conference here, Admiral Dhowan said, "We are fully prepared for Blue Water tasks; carrying out and improving of coastal security and conducting regular naval exercises with the Indian Coast Guard off nine coastal states and union territories."

He further informed that after the 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai in 2008, the Indian Navy has established 46 coastal radar stations and 47 automatic identification centers to ward off the potential for another terror attack.

Meanwhile in Visakhapatnam, a series of operational displays would be held on Thursday to celebrate Navy Day, commemorating the Indian Navy’s successful operation on Karachi Harbour during the 1971 Indo-Pak War.

Full dress rehearsals for the Operation Display were held on Tuesday.

The final demonstration, for which Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu would be the chief guest, is scheduled to be held at the Ramakrishna Beach.

According to reports, operation display will have 20 ships, 23 aircrafts and a submarine showcasing the capability and versatility of Naval ships, submarines, aircraft and the Special Forces.

The event will begin with Chief of Eastern Naval Command Vice-Admiral Satish Soni laying a wreath at the War Memorial on the R K Beach.

( Source : ANI )
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