Indian Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh inspected firing weapons, air-to-air combat operations, anti-submarine drills and fleet maneuvers on Thursday. As part of a complete review of the navy’s operational preparedness, Admiral Karambir Singh also embarked on the aircraft carrier Vikramaditya.
A real-time battle scenario was demonstrated to the Indian Navy chief at the Karwar naval base in the Arabian Sea.
Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh also embarked on the Carrier Battle Group, comprising Vikramaditya, destroyers, frigates, corvettes, fleet support ships and integral swing-role fighters and helicopters.
Addressing combatants of the Carrier Battle Group over broadcast from Vikramaditya, Admiral Karambir Singh complimented them for continuously maintaining peak combat-readiness and high tempo of operations over the last few months despite Covid-related challenges.
Navy has remained mission-deployed and combat-ready across the Indian Ocean Region, even through rough seas during the monsoon period, towards maintaining the maritime security of the nation, the Indian Navy said in a statement.
The Indian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare was further augmented with the induction of INS Kavaratti on Thursday.