On Wednesday (Feb 4 th, 2018), at Eastern Naval Command began the Navy’s Annual Refit Conference and Annual Infrastructure Conference. Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief and Eastern Naval Command inaugurated the conference.
The two-day conference chaired by Vice Admiral G.S. Pabby, Chief of Material, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defense (Navy) is being attended with all stake-holders representing the Naval Headquarters, three Naval Commands, the Tri-Services Command at Port Blair, Dockyards, Repair Yards and Material Organizations of the Navy.
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The next three years the all ships and submarines of the Indian Navy scheduled by the delegates will deliberate upon refit plans and also planning for growing requirements of the Indian Navy.
The role of Naval Dockyards and repair yards in undertaking operational repairs and refits of ships and submarines, appreciated by Vice Admiral Karambir Singh.
In the context of existing geo-political scenario, the role of Indian Navy and the central role of our combat platforms are ensuring the secure of the sea for national prosperity and development, he added further.
He urged all agencies to work towards ensuring quality repairs, enhanced operational logistics and strict compliance with mandated routines, in order to ensure high level of performance from equipment and sensors.
Vice Admiral Pabby lauded the efforts of Naval Dockyards, Material Organizations, Repair Yards, Trials and Inspection agencies in ensuring operational availability of machinery, weapons and sensors including emergent full repairs during the past year. The all concerned to focus on greater indigenization in view with the spirit of the ‘Make in India’ initiative, he suggest.