India: Vice Admiral NN Kumar Chairs Mid-Year Refit Review
Vice Admiral NN Kumar, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Material, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) arrived Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, 23 Jul 13, on a three day maiden visit to the Eastern Naval Command after assuming office as the Chief of Material.
The Flag Officer called on Vice Admiral Anil Chopra PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command and discussed plans for refits, infrastructure and current logistics issues of ships based at the Eastern Naval Command.
The Admiral also chaired the Mid Year Refit and Infrastructure Review (MYRR) 2013 held at Naval Dockyard (Visakhapatnam). The Conference is an apex body that formulates long term maintenance plans for all ships and submarines and reviews the progress of refits and of various infrastructure projects. The forum attended by a large number of senior officers from IHQ, ENC and Naval Dockyards is also used to re-visit some of the existing maintenance policies and deliberate upon the refit schedule of ships and plan infrastructure to support latest acquisitions of the Indian Navy.
Press Release, July 29, 2013; Image: Indian Navy