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'Navy to undergo infrastructural development soon'

PTI  Kochi, August 04, 2009
First Published: 14:56 IST(4/8/2009) | Last Updated: 14:58 IST(4/8/2009)

The Indian Navy would undergo infrastructural development in the next few years, Admiral Sureesh Mehta, Chief of the Naval Staff said.


Addressing a ceremonial parade at the Naval Base in Kochi, he said the Indian Navy was getting the much needed "boost" in terms of advanced ships, submarines and aircraft.

Navy had taken steps for the procurement of an aircraft carrier, new helicopters and the MIG 29, which would be inducted into the force within four years, he said.

On the infrastructure front, Admiral Mehta said the Navy had commissioned the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala in Kerala and the Naval Base at Karwar in Karnataka.

He exhorted the naval sailors to ensure "good character, discipline and hard work."

With the advancement in technology, the newcomers should concentrate in learning these technologies including their maintainence, he said.

Admiral Mehta, who will retire from service on August 31, was on a farewell visit to the Command.

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