Commander BN Talke
Commander BN Talke was commissioned in the Engineering Branch as Special Duty (Shipwright) officer of the Indian Navy on 01 Aug 1997. The officer has done DME, BBA, MHRM, PGDOM and PGDY prior taking over as Oi/C NBCD School. His present seniority in Rank is 01 Oct 2010. The officer is presently officiating O/iC NBCD School.
Established as the ‘Atomic, Biological, Chemical Defence (ABCD) School’, in 1953, as first of its kind in the country, the School was re-christened as ‘Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Defence including Damage Control and Fire Fighting (NBCD) School’, in 1964. NBC Defence along with Fire Fighting and Damage Control, form an integral entity onboard ship, mandating commonality in approach.
The NBCD School is mandated with two core tasks, the primary task being conduct of NBCD training for personnel from the Indian Navy, Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Coast Guard, Defence Civilians and International trainees. The secondary task of the School is to conduct functional trials of new induction equipment and acceptance trials of NBCD equipment fitted on new construction ships. To fulfil its primary task, the School is equipped with state-of-the-art Simulators, ‘AKSHAT’ for Damage Control, ‘AJAR’ for Fire Fighting and ‘ABHEDYA’ for NBC training.