New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday embarked for a sea sortie on one of the most potent platforms of Indian Navy INS Khanderi at Karwar Naval Base in Karnataka.
The second of the Project 75 submarines, Khanderi was commissioned by the minister on September 19 this year. The submarine has been constructed under the Make in India initiative at MDL, Mumbai.
The minister, who is on a two day visit to the Naval Base, also performed Yoga with Indian Navy personnel early in the morning.
Upon arrival on Thursday, Rajnath was received by Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Naval Command along with other officers. The minister interacted with Defence personnel of Karnataka Naval Area and their families.
Under Project Seabird, the Karwar Naval Base in Karnataka will be developed over 11,000 acres with an aim to provide fleet support and maintenance to warships. The home base of India’s only aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, Karwar will be the largest naval base in Asia by 2025.
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