Vice Admiral AK Chawla, AVSM, NM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command Visits Indian Naval Academy
Vice Admiral AK Chawla, AVSM, NM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command visited Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala, from 11 – 12 September 2018 . This was the Flag Officer’s maiden visit to INA since taking over the helm of Southern Naval Command. The Admiral was accompanied by Mrs Sapana Chawla, President NWWA (Southern Region).
The C-in-C was briefed on training activities and progress of ongoing infrastructure projects at INA and INS Zamorin. He also addressed trainees, officers, faculty and instructors of INA. The Admiral interacted with officers, sailors and civilian staff of INA, INS Zamorin, and INHS Navjivani who were actively involved in the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operations and provided diving assistance for clearing the blockage at Pazhassi Dam during the recent floods in Kerala.
During his visit, the C-in-C inaugurated Pratap football field at INA. The field is named after Lt Cdr Surendra Pratap Singh, who is a member of Navy and Services football team, participated in tournaments like Santosh trophy and Durand cup and was also instrumental in affiliation of Naval referees to the All India Football Federation.