'Eastern Naval Command is combat ready'

ENC celebrates Independence day

On the 72nd Independence Day, a Ceremonial Parade was held at the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) in Visakhapatnam.

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command (ENC), took the salute and inspected an armed guard of 50 men.

He reviewed the platoons of naval personnel drawn from various ships, establishments and Defence Security Corps.

Owing to inclement weather, the review was done indoors at the Command Gymnasium. 

Vice Admiral MS Pawar, Chief of Staff ENC, was the conducting officer of the parade which was attended by all flag officers, commanding officers of various ships and establishments at Visakhapatnam, a number of service personnel and their families, and veterans.

Vice Admiral Karambhir Singh reiterated the need to remember the sacrifices of martyrs, who fought for our freedom and laid down their lives in service of the motherland.

He highlighted ENC’s increasing engagement with friendly, foreign navies towards strengthening our capabilities and interoperability.

He also commended the personnel manning and supporting the ships for smooth transition to Mission Based Deployments aimed at maximizing time at sea with well defined outcomes.

Underscoring the need to ensure that the ships, submarines and aircraft remained combat ready at all times, he emphasized professional excellence by the personnel manning the platforms with rigorous on-job training and adherence to laid down Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

In another event at the “Victory at Sea” War Memorial, a two minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the martyrs.

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