Admiral Karambir Singh, the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) visited INS Dwarka, Indian Navy’s forward operating base at Okha, Gujarat, on New Year’s Eve.
The Chief of Naval Staff was briefed by the Flag Officer Commanding Gujarat, Daman and Diu on maritime operations and security aspects relevant to Gujarat, Daman & Diu (GD&D) Naval Area.
He also took stock of coastal surveillance initiatives by GD&D Area and interacted with personnel from Naval Station Okha and other units.
Appreciating the quality work put in by the station, heencouraged the personnel to keep up the good work as INS Dwarka enters its Golden Jubilee year. The CNS also wished all personnel and families at GD&D Area the very best for the New Year.
INS Dwarka is defence Port at Okha in Gujarat and to provide infrastructure, operation logistics and diving support to naval ships. It helps in maintaining surveillance of north Arabian sea and other deep water channels.
It also provides administrative and logistic support to all units of the Indian Coast Guard stationed at Okha Coast Guard Station. It helps in coordination of patrolling by Sagar Prahari Bal and Gujarat Marine Police training. Griffon-GRSE 8000 TD-Class Hovercraft are based at this station.