Parl standing committee on defence visits Karwar Naval base in Karnataka

at 6:47 pm

New Delhi (NVI): A sixteen-member Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence (SCOD) today visited Karwar Naval Base in Karnataka to evaluate the Indian Navy’s security preparedness in the Arabian Sea.

The standing committee led by BJP MP Jual Oram is on a two-day tour to Goa and Karwar. The members of the committee also had a tour of INS Vikramaditya today to review operational preparedness of the Navy.

Former defence minister Sharad Pawar, Kunwar Danish Ali (MP from Amroha), Lok Sabha member Nitish Deb, Deepak Adhikari,  Brijendra Singh (BJP MP from Bharatpur), Sanjay Raut, Ashok Bajpai and Lt Gen DP Vats (Retd) were seen on the deck of INS Vikramaditya.

The visit of the parliamentary committee was part of its on-the-spot study on the ‘State of operational preparedness in the Arabian Sea including Coastal Security’.

he SCOD also visited Goa Naval area yesterday. The delegation was received by Flag Officer Commanding, Goa Naval Area. A briefing on the preparedness of Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea was given by the Western Naval Command.