DEFENCE MINISTER VISIT TO INS KATTABOMMAN
DEFENCE MINISTER VISIT TO INS PARUNDU AND INS KATTABOMMAN
Chennai, 31th Jan 2018
The Hon’able Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman visited the Naval Units, INS Parundu and INS Kattabomman in South Tamil Nadu on 31 Jan 2018 (today).
Defence Minister visited the INS Parundu Naval Air Station located near Uchipuli in Ramanathapuram District in the afternoon today. Later The Defence Minister accompanied by Vice Admiral Karambir Singh visited INS Kattabomman in Tirunelveli district and was briefed on the activities of the unit by Capt Vishal Gupta, the Commanding Officer. Smt Nirmala Sitharaman interacted with officers and sailors during the walk around of the station.
Naval Air Station Ramnad which was established as a Forward Operating Base, was commissioned as INS Parundu on 26 March 2009. INS Parundu operates a variety of aircraft including Helicopters, Medium Range and Remotely Piloted aircraft for surveillance along South Tamil Nadu Coast. INS Kattabomman commissioned on 20 October 1990 forms a vital link in communication chain of the Indian Navy and also provides logistic and administrative support for ships and submarines visiting Tuticorin Port.
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