PIB, October 25
Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff visited INS Baaz, Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Island and spent a day with the personnel stationed in various units in Campbell Bay and extended Warm Greetings and Best Wishes to the personnel and their families on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.
During his interaction Admiral Karambir Singh reiterated that the Andaman Nicobar islands were strategically important for national security and would provide critical capability to monitor sea areas in the region. He appreciated the significant contribution made by INS Baaz, towards ensuring maritime security in the Bay of Bengal & Andaman Sea and substantially enhancing Indian Navy’s maritime surveillance capability.
He also commended them on their role in provided succor to the local populace in times of need by facilitating evacuation of medical emergencies. (Campbell Bay is more than 1500 Km from the mainland and 500 km from Port Blair).
Personnel from the IAF, Coast Guard District Headquarters, Territorial Army, Border Road Organisation, Defence Civilians, A&N Police and Civil Administration were also present during this occasion.