‘Indian Navy is Full With Credible Force’

New Delhi: The Indian Navy must remain a “combat-ready, credible, cohesive and future-proof force” to navigate the turbulent security scenario, said Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar. Indian Navy is keenly watching the emerging situations, he added.

The Chief of Naval Staff also emphasised on Agniveers, that their passing out will add to the naval strength,” he told after reviewing the maiden night passing out parade (POP) of the first batch of 2,585 Agniveers, including 272 women, at INS Chilika.

The Agnipath scheme was rolled out in June last year. This is the first time Indian Navy recruited women below the officer level.  Let us continue with our efforts to bring about the changes that we need, he said. It was a red letter day for INS Chilika as the Agniveers of the Navy passed out first among the three branches of the armed forces with flying colours. “There are many firsts associated with the event. This was the Navy’s first batch of Agniveer trainees comprising both men and women sailors, who were inducted for the first time. The POP in the night was also conducted for the first time,” he said.

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