Admiral R Hari Kumar CNS accompanied by Mrs Kala Hari Kumar, President NWWA visited Andaman and Nicobar Command ANC.

Admiral R Hari Kumar CNS accompanied by Mrs Kala Hari Kumar, President NWWA visited Andaman and Nicobar Command ANC from 06 - 09 Feb 2024. They were received in PortBlair by Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command CINCAN and Mrs Latha Saju, President DWWA (Andaman and Nicobar Region). CNS visited HQANC and was briefed on the role and significance of India’s only operational Joint Services Command. CINCAN highlighted the Geo-strategic potential of Andaman and Nicobar Islands emphasizing ANC’s role in supporting military operations and contributing to Act East Policy. CNS also visited Vijay Baugh and laid the foundation stone for sailors’ accommodation in presence of CINCAN and senior leadership of ANC. He also inaugurated the Precision Approach Radar (PAR) at INS Utkrosh. This facility will enable highly accurate horizontal and vertical guidance to land an aircraft safely in low visibility conditions, such as heavy rain and fog. CNS also inaugurated IUHDSS at Naval Jetty, Port Blair thereby enhancing security of Port Blair harbour. During the visit to ANC units in Northern and Southern Group of Islands, CNS inaugurated NCN Centres at INS Kohassa, INS Baaz and INS Kardip which would further augment the communication and operational capability of the ANC. The new NCN will enhance real time situational awareness and jointness in communication. CNS interacted with the personnel posted in various units and establishments across the Command, recognising their significant contributions to the maritime security of ANC he lauded the efforts of ANC personnel towards protecting national interests. Mrs Kala Hari Kumar interacted with ladies of ANC during a special DWWA Diwas and also visited NWWA Kendra. Mrs Kala Hari Kumar inaugurated the VC facility Saksham at NCS, Port Blair.

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