Visakhapatnam, Jun 30 : Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh , who arrived on his tw0-day maiden visit to Eastern Naval Command (ENC) on Saturday, visited Indian Navy’s indigenously conceived design and constructed frontline stealth frigate INS Shivalik and Indian Naval Submarine Sindhukirti here on Sunday.
During his two day visit to Eastern Naval Command (ENC), he was briefed on the operational readiness of the Command and other aspects of maritime and coastal security on the Eastern Seaboard.During the guided tour of the ship and submarine, the defence Minister interacted with the crew members.
Addressing the naval personnel and Defence Civilians, Rajnath lauded the patriotic fervour of every sailor serving in the Indian Navy in maintaining constant vigil against maritime threat and safeguarding our Nation’s maritime interests.
Highlighting Indian Navy’s significant role in implementing India’s Act East Policy, the Minister was also briefed about the Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft P8I.Later, the Defence Minister left for New Delhi accompanied by Chief of naval staff Admiral Admiral Karambir singh by a special flight.
On Saturday evening, Rajnath and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy, reviewed the ongoing infrastructure projects and proposals of the Indian navy in Andhra Pradesh at Eastern Naval Command(ENC).