The Naval establishment of Indian Navy at Porbandar, Gujarat was on 9 May 2015 commissioned as INS Sardar Patel by Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat. The commissioning ceremony was marked by traditional gaiety and naval precision.
As a part of the ceremony, the commissioning plaque was unveiled along with the marble bust of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Ironman of India.
The commissioning of INS Sardar Patel will enable the Indian Navy to qualitatively augment its infrastructure and organisational effectiveness in Gujarat, which would improve coordination and synergy with other maritime agencies of Union Government.
This Forward Operating Base (FOB) of Indian Navy in Gujarat and the Headquarters of the Naval Officer-in-Charge (Gujarat, Diu & Daman) will also enhance the logistic support being provided to the Indian Navy units deployed in the Northern Arabian Sea, including International Maritime Boundary Line with Pakistan.
Commodore BR Prakash, who is the Naval Officer-in-Charge (Gujarat, Diu & Daman) is the first Commanding Officer of INS Sardar Patel.
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When: 9 May 2015