INS Grauda (Aviation Establishment)

INS Grauda (Aviation Establishment)

Name of Establishment, Location, Address and Nearest Railway Station
Name of Establishment, Location, Address and Nearest Railway Station
Name Location Address Fax Phone Railway Station
INS Garuda
The following schools are located in this establishment
  • Observer School
  • School for Naval Airman (SFNA)
  • Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT)
  • School for Naval Oceanography and Meteorology (SNOM)
Kochi on the west coast of India INS Venduruthy, Naval Base, Kochi 682 004, Kerala ( 0484 ) 2662394 22662394, 2667361 (SO) Kochi harbour terminus. All important trains terminate at Ernakulam junction, which is 6 km ahead of Kochi harbour terminus
Climate and Altitude
Climate and Altitude
Climate Altitude Temperatures Monsoon Annual rainfall
Hot and humid Sea level Between 20° - 35° C South west monsoon is active between June and September Approximately 310 cms

Note: Kochi is prone to malaria and observation of anti - malaria precautions during the stay at Kochi, is necessary.

Connectivity
Connectivity
Road Rail Air
Well connected to Thiruananthpuram and Chennai Well connected to Thiruananthpuram and Chennai Has an international airport and is well connected to New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai
Clothing and Bedding
Clothing and Bedding
Clothing Bedding
Tropical clothing is worn throughout the year. Raincoat is essential during the monsoon period Trainees are to possess their own bedding, blankets, mosquito nets, bed sheets and pillows. These can also be purchased locally
Accommodation
Accommodation
Officers Sailors
Southern Naval Command Officers' Mess Cabins/barracks, according to their rank
Domestic Help

Officers accommodated in the mess, are provided with civilian bearers.

Recreation
Recreation
Swimming Pool Sports TV/Cinema Watermanship
An Olympic size swimming pool is located in the Naval Base Facilities for all indoor/outdoor games are available in the Naval Base. A well equipped gymnasium is also located in the Naval Base Facilities exist in the officers mess and sailors barracks for viewing satellite channels on TV. A number of air conditioned theatres screening English and Hindi films are located close to the Naval Base. A cinema hall also exists in the Naval Base Facilities for boat pulling and sailing are also available
Arms/Ammunition
Trainees are not permitted to bring/hold private arms/ammunition.
Animals/Pets
Trainees are not permitted to keep animals/pets.
Banking and Other Facilities
Banking and Other Facilities
Banking Postal Telephone
A Dena Bank and an Extension counter of State Bank of India is located within the base A full fledged post office is situated within the base A STD/ISD telephone booth exists within the premises of the base. Number of other public telephone booths are located outside, close to the Naval Base
Hotels, Clubs and Restaurants

Hotels, clubs & restaurants are available within a radius of ten kilometres.

Transport

Buses, taxis and autorickshaws are available as public transport.

Medical Facilities
Medical Facilities
Internal External
A sickbay exits within the base In patient treatment facility is available in the Naval hospital INHS Sanjivani, located inside the Naval Base
School for Children
School for Children
Internal External
A kindergarten school is located within the establishment. A Naval Public school also caters to the need of the children Number of schools with English as a medium of instruction, are located close by
Library

A Command reference/ fiction library is located in the establishment.