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Naval Base at Porbandar Commissioned as INS Sardar Patel by Gujarat CM
By Input from Agencies  Published on: 09-May-2015 06:00:33
Place: Ahmedabad
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 'Sardar Patel', the latest Naval establishment of Indian Navy, was commissioned at Porbandar in Gujarat by state CM Anandiben Patel on Saturday.

Naval Base at Porbandar Commissioned as INS Sardar Patel by Gujarat CM

The commissioning ceremony was attended by Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral SPS Cheema, Flag Officer CommandinginChief, Western Naval Command, senior naval officers and other dignitaries of the state government.

The event marked yet another important milestone in the Navys efforts to augment the security infrastructure in the coastal states and islands.

The commissioning ceremony was marked by traditional gaiety and naval precision.

As a part of the ceremony, the Chief Minister named the establishment INS Sardar Patel , after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister of India and unveiled the commissioning plaque as well as a marble bust of the Ironman of India.

Commodore BR Prakash, Commanding Officer, read out the Commissioning Warrant and the naval ensign was hoisted as the Western Naval Command band played the national anthem.

Speaking on the occasion, Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff, noted that the commissioning of a full-fledged naval base Sardar Patel was another milestone in the commitment of the Indian Navy towards augmenting the coastal surveillance and maritime security infrastructure in the strategically important state of Gujarat.

The Admiral also complimented the crew of the INS Sardar Pateland exhorted them to do their best in discharge of their responsibilities.

Addressing the gathering, the CM of Gujarat highlighted the maritime heritage of the State of Gujarat, which traces its origin to the Harappan civilization.

She brought out that the economic development of Gujarat was intrinsically linked to the sea.

She acknowledged the Indian Navys role towards ensuring Indias maritime security and brought out that the State Govt of Gujarat will provide all support to the Navy in their quest for strengthening coastal and maritime security.

The commissioning of INS Sardar Patel at Porbandar would enable the Indian Navy to qualitatively augment its infrastructure and organisational effectiveness in the State of Gujarat, which would improve coordination and synergy with other maritime agencies of the Government.

This Forward Operating Base (FOB) of Indian Navy in Gujarat and the Headquarters of the Naval Officer-in-Charge (Gujarat, Diu Daman) would also enhance the logistic support being provided to the Indian Navy units deployed in the Northern Arabian Sea, including along the International Maritime Boundary Line with Pakistan.

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