Naval Mid Year Refit and Infrastructure Review Conference at Kochi
The Mid-Year Refit and Infrastructure Review of Western and Southern Naval Commands was inaugurated by Vice Admiral AK Chawla, AVSM, NM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command on 04 September 2018, and Vice Admiral GS Pabby, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel at Integrated Headquarters, MoD (Navy), New Delhi presided over the two day conference.
The MYRR is primarily aimed at reviewing the present progress of refits of both WNC and SNC ships, while the MYIR serves to finalise the future infrastructure needs of naval bases at Mumbai, Karwar and Kochi. The projects discussed during the MYIR included the Naval Ship Repair Yard, Kochi, which is planned for a significant expansion in the near future with the construction of a new dry dock, as well as the reconstruction and augmentation of an existing jetty to cater for berthing more ships.
MYRR and MYIR in the Navy is undertaken in two sets, with WNC and SNC forming one set and Eastern Naval Command and Andaman Nicobar Command forming the other set. The Annual Refit Conference and Annual Infrastructure Review are carried out consolidated for all Commands.