Navy prepared to meet any challenge
Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday expressed confidence. This is in the Indian Navy’s preparedness to meet any challenge. Through its proactive deployment of warships and aircrafts.
The navy is on an operational alert in the Indian Ocean region (IOR).
In a conference of the navy’s top commanders. Singh complimented the navy personnel. Their role in protecting the country’s maritime interests is appreciable.
The navy has stepped up surveillance and activities in the IOR.
Above all several challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The defence minister congratulated the navy. For carrying out its biggest repatriation effort. This is the Operation Samudra Setu. 4,000 Indians were brought home from different countries.
He said the navy had effectively carried out mission-based deployment. However to protect India’s maritime interests by deploying warships. And aircraft at sensitive locations in the IOR.
Indian warships are deployed from as far as the Persian Gulf to the Malacca Strait. And northern Bay of Bengal to the southeast coast of Africa.
During the three-day conference, the commanders will discuss ways. After that to optimise joint planning. tri-service synergy, operational readiness.procurement and functional reanav