Narendra Modi witnesses Navy's prowess

Last Updated: Sat, Jun 14, 2014 12:50 hrs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday embarked on India's largest warship aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.

This is Modi's first visit to a military instillation after he was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister last month.

On his arrival, Modi was received at INS Hansa (Naval Air Station at Goa) by the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan and a 150-man ceremonial ‘Guard of Honour’ was presented to him.

INS Vikramaditya is the latest aircraft carrier inducted into the Indian Navy.

Modi's ‘Day at Sea’ with the Western Fleet progressed with watching various manoeuvres and formations of ships and submarines.

He also boarded the MiG 29K briefly.

Modi was also shown the cockpit of a fighter jet onboard the ship.

The Prime Minister embarked on the ‘carrier at sea’ by helicopter and is witnessing a host of exercises by the frontline warships and aircraft of the Indian Navy.

Modi was also shown how INS Tarkash conducts its Anti Submarine firing

As the day progresses, the Prime Minister will witness ‘Air Power Demonstration’ by various naval aircraft including MiG 29K, Sea Harriers, P 8 I Long Range Maritime Patrol Anti-Submarine Warfare aircraft, TU 142M, IL 38 SD, Dorniers, Kamov and Sea King helicopters.

He will also watch high speed manoeuvres by Western Fleet ships including aircraft carrier INS Viraat, Delhi class destroyers etc.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to meet and interact with the crew on board as well as with the officers and sailors of the Indian Navy.


Image: PM Narendra Modi's official Twitter handle

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