Inauguration of Naval Communications Network (NCN) at INS Valsura, Jamnagar
Vice Admiral MS Pawar, AVSM, VSM, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, inaugurated the Naval Communication Network (NCN) centre at INS Valsura, the Indian Navy's premier Electrical Training establishment at Jamnagar, Gujarat on 30 November 2019. Commodore C Raghuram, VSM, Commanding Officer, INS Valsura, officers, sailors, staff of the establishment and representatives of the project implementation agencies viz. M/s BSNL and M/s Sterlite Technologies were also present for the inauguration.
Speaking on the occasion, the Admiral stated that NCN would provide a tremendous boost to the communication throughput of the Indian Navy. He added that the technology acquired would enable the Navy to seamlessly transition to the use of new-age applications, with advanced security solutions, while bringing about real-time situational awareness. Riding on the triservices backbone, the NCN project will also be a key enabler of jointness in communications.
The NCN centre at INS Valsura is the first of the 33 NCN centres that would support the Naval Communication Network. It is equipped with state of the art networking equipment, a dedicated Equipment Room, HD auditorium and Tele-Presence facilities. The foundation stone for the project was laid on 06 December 2018 and the project involved laying of an Optical Fiber Cable connecting the establishment to other naval stations, as well as other control facilities. INS Valsura would also utilise the NCN infrastructure for offsite reskilling of naval personnel.
During his visit to INS Valsura, the Admiral also reviewed various training initiatives and infrastructure projects of the unit.