Friday, August 18, 2017

The Second Water Jet Fast Patrol Vessel Supplied By India to Mauritius.

The Second Water Jet Fast Patrol Vessel supplied by India to Mauritius.
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 Mauritius Coast Guard Ship Valiant was commissioned by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of Mauritius at Port Louis on 16 August 2017. The ship, built by M/s Goa Shipyard Limited, is the second Water Jet Fast Patrol Vessel supplied by India to Mauritius
The Indian Navy over saw construction of the ship and was involved in its trials, acceptance, and timely delivery. Rear Admiral Surendra Ahuja, Assistant Controller Warship Production and Acquisition represented the Indian Navy at the commissioning ceremony.

Indian Navy Cross Country Championship Conducted At INS Rajali, Arakkonam

 The Indian Navy Cross Country Championship - 2017 was flagged off by Rear Admiral Alok Bhatnagar, Flag Officer Tamil Nadu and Puduchery Naval Area amidst fan fare in the early hours of today (18th Aug 2017). The event organized by INS Rajali at Arakonam, Tamil Nadu with an aim of encouraging participation in sports, long distance running, promote healthy competition and team spirit amongst naval personnel is a highly competitive event with participation from the Eastern, Western and Southern Naval Commands.

The championship this year witnessed competitive participation from the naval personnel, amidst cheers by their colleagues, families of the naval personnel and school children who encouraged the runners throughout the total distance of 10 km. A total of 27 participants from the three naval
commands took part in the Cross Country and J Yadav, Sea I of Eastern Naval Command ran to victory by covering the distance of in 34 min & 20 sec while the runners up position was secured by Cadet Vinay Kumar of Southern Naval Command covering the distance in 34 min & 24 sec. In the team event Southern Naval Command was declared as the winning team and Eastern Naval Command adjudged as the runners up. 

The championship also helped the organizers to select best long distance runners from all the units and commands of the navy to form the Navy Team. The Navy Cross Country Team will participate and compete in the forthcoming Services Championship where these naval runners will compete against their Army and Air Force counterparts to finally find their names in the Services Team to compete at the National Games.

Annual Seminar by Western Naval Command, Mumbai

 The Western Naval Command held its Annual Seminar in Mumbai on 17 August 2017.
 The aim of the seminar was to brainstorm future geopolitical scenarios emerging in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)
 Highlight India's naval and maritime challenges and concerns.
 The seminar generated keen interest amongst the audience and provided a platform for junior and middle level officers

Exchange views on the unique and crucial dynamics of the IOR

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