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Indian Navy to commission new base INS Jatayu at Minicoy Islands on Mar 6

Indian Navy to commission new base INS Jatayu at Minicoy Islands on Mar 6

New Delhi, Mar 2 (UNI) To strengthen the security infrastructure at the strategically important Lakshadweep Islands, the Indian Navy will commission a Naval base INS Jatayu in Minicoy Islands on March 6.

Naval Detachment Minicoy was set up in early 1980s under the operational command of Naval Officer-in-Charge (Lakshadweep). Minicoy is the southernmost island of Lakshadweep which straddles the vital Sea Lines of Communications (SLOCs), an official statement said.
Basing of an independent Naval unit with requisite infrastructure and resources will enhance the overall operational capability of the Indian Navy in the islands.
The base will enhance operational reach and facilitate Indian Navy’s operational effort towards anti-piracy and anti-narcotics operations in Western Arabian Sea. It will also augment Indian Navy’s capability as the first responder in the region and augment connectivity with the mainland.
The establishment of a Naval base is in line with the Government of India’s focus towards comprehensive development of islands.

INS Jatayu is the second Naval base in Lakshadweep after INS Dweeprakshak in Kavaratti. With the commissioning of INS Jatayu, the Indian Navy will strengthen its foothold in the Lakshadweep islands and along with extending operational surveillance, reach and sustenance, it will usher in a new era of capacity building and comprehensive development of the island territories.
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