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Indian Navy To Become One Of Top Three Navies in World

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh declared on Thursday that the Indian Navy will very soon become one of the top three Navies in the world and will continue to play a crucial role in protecting the nation and its interest.

Accompanied by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Singh undertook an aerial survey of the Project Area and Sites before arriving at the INS Kadamba Heli Pad. His remarks came after his visit to the Karwar Naval Base in Karnataka today to review the progress of ongoing infrastructure development under ‘Project Seabird’.

He hoped that after the completion of the project, the Kawar Naval Base would become Asia’s largest Naval base which would further bolster the operational readiness of the Armed Forces and help in augmenting trade, economy and humanitarian aid operations.

The Defence Minister interacted with Project Seabird Contactors and Engineers and Officers, Sailors and Civilians of Karwar Naval Base. In his address, he expressed satisfaction at the progress of works being carried out under ‘Project Seabird’.

Minister Rajnath Singh complimented the Indian Navy for being a strong arm of the Armed Forces that is making an invaluable contribution towards maritime and national security, besides strengthening India’s position at the strategic as well as diplomatic and commercial levels.

He stated that the Navy is successfully discharging its duties of protecting the country, which through its coastline of more than 7,500 kms, about 1,300 islands and an exclusive economic zone of 2.5 million sq kms, is playing a crucial role in the development of the world.

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