Indian Naval Ship Circars of Eastern Naval Command is observing its 70th anniversary during the current week since last Monday.
Circars was established in December 1939 by the British to use Visakhapatnam for its Military operations and is a Major Shore establishment under Eastern Naval Command today.
Over the years, the role of INS Circars has changed from coordinating Naval Operations, functioning as a repair organisation and being an establishment for Boys Training, to its present status of being the Premier Base Depot of the Eastern Naval Command.
A plethora of activities, involving both Service and Civilian personnel of INS Circars and a few other allied units, have been organised to commemorate the occasion. A barakhana was held for all the civilian employees of the establishment.
The traditional cake cutting by Vice Admiral Anup Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command was followed by the release of the in-house Hindi magazine ‘Circars Vaani’ by Commodore G.V. Babu, VSM, Commanding Officer, INS Circars.