The Indian Navy is well prepared to live up to its role as the net security provider in the Indian Ocean, Vice Admiral M S Pawar, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, said here yesterday.
Many countries in the region look up to the Indian Navy for support and training, Vice Admiral Pawar said on the sidelines of the launch of a fuel barge for the INS Vikramaditya, the Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier.
The INS Vikrant, the first indigenous aircraft carrier to be built in India, will soon join the Naval force and will be based in the eastern sea-board, he said.
“The Indian Navy is well-prepared to live up to its role as the net security provider in the Indian Ocean and is capable of meeting any security needs and contingency,” the Vice Admiral said.
Pawar said more than 40 warships are being built for the Navy, almost all being manufactured in India. Admitting that manufactured in India. Admitting that manufacturing of submarines have been delayed, he said “subs have been on a building line for long”. Read More…