INS Kalinga is a premier Naval Establishment located on the Visakhapatnam - Bheemunipatnam beach road. It is about 25 kilometers from the city and 40 kilometers from the Naval Base. INS Kalinga was commissioned in 21 Nov 1985. Over the past 26 years, the Establishment has grown into a fully fledged Station with co - located units such as MARCOS (E), NAD (V), NAI (V) and MES. The station is spread over an area of 734.1 acres and comprises of over 900 service and civilian personnel with their families. INS Kalinga is responsible for preparing, storing and delivering advanced missiles to ships of the Eastern Fleet. The establishment has transformed itself from a Technical Position handling legacy articles of 80’s vintage, into one capable of handling modern integrated articles.
Over the past decade, missile technology has developed relatively faster than any other weapon system. Missile technology today has the potential to influence international politics, strategy and tactics to dominating extent. Missiles are used on the world stage as a deterrent and on the battlefield as effective force multipliers. New generation missiles are being introduced by the Indian Navy to further strengthen the Eastern Fleet’s capabilities. DRDO on its part has made very encouraging advancements in the missile field. However, in order to exploit this advanced technology to its fullest, it is essential that the experience gained is shared amongst all the organizations of the Indian Navy.
Establishment has got facilities of married accommodations for officers, sailors, DSC personnel and civilians. It has got medical facilities at sickbay for Kalinga station personnel, LCA auditorium and community hall for movie and general activities, Library - cum - reading room, KV and NKG schools for education facilities. In the field of sport, it has got badminton court, tennis court, basket ball court, football ground, volleyball court and swimming pool etc. Kalinga station has also got provision of night landing facilities at existing Helipad.