Indian Navy Commissions Its Latest Establishment

Indian Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar, commissioned INS ‘Vajrakosh’, the latest establishment of the Indian Navy on September 9, at Karwar, Karnataka.

Karwar is poised to emerge as the Indian Navy’s premier base on the Western seaboard. Some of the vital naval assets are planned to be based there. Naval units operating out of Karwar are required to be equipped with specialised armaments and missiles. These sophisticated missiles and ammunition require special storage facility and specialised servicing facilities.

INS Vajrakosh will have all the required infrastructure and is manned by specialists to meet these requirements.

The commissioning of INS Vajrakosh, the third naval establishment commissioned in Karwar, will allow the Indian Navy to further bolster the offensive and defensive capabilities of its platforms.

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