Rajnath appreciates Indian Navy’s role in ‘Op Samudra Setu’

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New Delhi (NVI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today congratulated the Indian Navy on conducting the biggest ever evacuation programme ‘Operation Samudra Setu’, which has contributed extensively to the national interest.

Addressing the Naval Commanders’ Conference, Singh expressed confidence in the Navy’s preparedness to meet any challenge through a proactive response in deploying its ships and aircraft.

Singh also applauded the Indian Navy for their role in protecting the maritime interests of the nation.

“The Navy was instrumental in bringing home almost 4,000 people from neighboring countries based in the Indian Ocean Region,” he said.

He further stated that Indian Navy has effectively carried out Mission Based deployment to protect maritime interests by deploying naval ships and aircraft at major and sensitive locations.

“These deployments have helped increase Maritime Domain Awareness, and provided rapid humanitarian aid,” he said

The Indian Navy has also been at the forefront of the indigenization process. It is important that we keep pace with the successes which have been achieved so far, Singh said, adding that, the recently inaugurated NIIO (Naval Innovation Indigenisation Organization) is one such step.

On the occasion of the Naval Commanders Conference, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh also addressed the top Commanders of the Navy.

This three-day conference is a biennial conference which was to be held in April but was postponed due to the pandemic.