Visakhapatnam. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited indigenously conceived design and constructed frontline stealth frigate INS Shivalik and Indian Naval Submarine Sindhukirti on his maiden visit to Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam on June 30.
On his visit, he was briefed on the operational readiness of the Command and other aspects of maritime and coastal security on the Eastern Seaboard.
During the guided tour of the ship and submarine, the Defence Minister interacted with the crew members.
Addressing the naval personnel and Defence Civilians, Rajnath Singh lauded the patriotic fervour of every sailor serving in the Indian Navy in maintaining constant vigil against maritime threat and safeguarding our Nation’s maritime interests.
He also highlighted Indian Navy’s significant role in implementing India’s Act East Policy and interacted with them during Barakhana. The Defence Minister was also briefed about the Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft P-8I prior to his departure to New Delhi.