Defence Minister expresses confidence in Indian Navys preparedness to meet any challenge
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed confidence in the Indian Navy’s preparedness to meet any challenge through a proactive response in deploying its ships and aircraft. The Minister applauded the Indian Navy for their role in protecting the maritime interests of the nation. Addressing the Naval Commanders’ Conference yesterday, Mr Singh congratulated the Indian Navy on the conduct of the biggest ever evacuation operation, ‘Operation Samudra Setu’, which has contributed extensively to the national interest. He said, the Navy was instrumental in bringing home almost 4000 people from neighboring countries based in the Indian Ocean Region.
The Minister said, Indian Navy has effectively carried out Mission Based deployment to protect maritime interests by deploying naval ships and aircraft at major and sensitive locations. He said, these deployments have helped increase Maritime Domain Awareness, and provided rapid humanitarian aid and relief.
Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh also addressed the top Commanders of the Navy yesterday. The three-day conference is a biennial conference which was to be held in April but was postponed due to the pandemic. Our correspondent reports, Security in the Indian Ocean amidst the situation at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh is on the agenda, apart from modernisation of the Navy.