In­de­pen­dence Day Pa­rade held at ENC

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On the oc­ca­sion of 71 st In­de­pen­dence Day, a Cer­e­mo­nial Pa­rade was held at the Eastern Naval Com­mand (ENC) at Naval Base pa­rade ground on 15 Au­gust 2017. Vice Ad­mi­ral HCS Bisht PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing-in­Chief, Eastern Naval Com­mand took the sa­lute. Vice Ad­mi­ral Atul Ku­mar Jain, Chief of Staff, ENC, was the Con­duct­ing Of­fi­cer of the Pa­rade. The Flag Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing-in­Chief was given a cer­e­mo­nial sa­lute on ar­rival by the Pa­rade Com­man­der, Com­man­der Balachan­dran Ma­hadev Bulle of 14 Sub­ma­rine Squadron. The C-in-C later in­spected a 50 men Armed Guard and re­viewed the pla­toons of Naval per­son­nel drawn from var­i­ous ships and es­tab­lish­ments, De­fence Se­cu­rity Corps and Sea Cadet Corps. The pa­rade con­cluded with singing of the Na­tional An­them by all present af­ter an im­pres­sive fly-past by two Chetak and two UH3H he­li­copters, one Dornier and two Hawk Ad­vanced Jet Trainer air­craft. The Pa­rade was at­tended by all Flag Of­fi­cers, Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cers of var­i­ous ships and es­tab­lish­ments at Visakha­p­at­nam and a num­ber of ser­vice and civil­ian per­son­nel and their fam­i­lies. The Com­man­der-in­Chief con­veyed good wishes and greet­ings to all per­son­nel on pa­rade and to their fam­i­lies on the oc­ca­sion of the 71 st In­de­pen­dence Day. He com­ple­mented the men on Pa­rade for their im­mac­u­late turn-out and smart drill. Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Vice Ad­mi­ral Bisht re­it­er­ated the need to be on guard al­ways against anti­na­tional and sub­ver­sive el­e­ments at work, at home as well as on­line. He also em­pha­sized that the pri­mary re­spon­si­bil­ity of ev­ery­one in ENC is to en­sure that the ships, sub­marines and air­craft re­main com­bat ready at all times in or­der to meet the man­dated task of Navy of en­sur­ing the mar­itime se­cu­rity of the na­tion. The Com­man­der-in-Chief un­der­scored the need to fol­low Stand Op­er­at­ing Pro­ce­dures (SOPs) so as to en­sure safety of men, ma­te­rial and as­sets. As the Eastern Naval Com­mand and the Sub­ma­rine Arm cel­e­brate its Golden Ju­bilee this year, Vice Ad­mi­ral Bisht high­lighted im­por­tant ac­tiv­i­ties of Swarn Varsh Cel­e­bra­tions in­clud­ing the Naval Op­er­a­tional Demon­stra­tion which is sched­uled on 07 De­cem­ber where the Hon’ble Pres­i­dent would be in­vited as the Chief Guest. In a par­al­lel event at the “Vic­tory at Sea” War Me­mo­rial on the Beach Road this morn­ing, Vice Ad­mi­ral SR Sarma, AVSM, VSM Direc­tor Gen­eral Naval Projects, Visakha­p­at­nam placed a flo­ral wreath and paid trib­utes to Martyrs who made the supreme sac­ri­fice in de­fence of the Na­tion. A two minute si­lence was ob­served as a mark of re­spect to the Martyrs.

Vice Ad­mi­ral HCS Bisht PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing-in-Chief

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