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Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma and Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the ENC Anup Singh reviewing ceremonial parade in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma and Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the ENC Anup Singh reviewing ceremonial parade in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

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Gives full marks to ENC

VISAKHAPATNAM: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma on Thursday said that the added responsibility of coastal security to the Navy could be taken care of through synergy with other agencies which include the State police, the Customs and Immigration departments, coastal and offshore industrial installations and the fishing community. Addressing a ceremonial parade held in his honour at INS Circars, he noted that the steps taken by the Eastern Naval Command in this direction were praiseworthy. The previous Chief of Naval Staff had, in fact, asked other Commands to implement the ENC model that had been lauded at the national-level. However, he urged the personnel not to be content with what had been achieved but to be extra vigilant and focused to continue the good work and explore more avenues for ensuring coastal security.

Ceremonial welcome

The Admiral was received by Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of ENC, Vice Admiral Anup Singh. The CNS inspected a 50-men armed guard and reviewed the platoons of naval and other personnel drawn from various ships and establishments of the ENC. Admiral Verma, accompanied by his wife Madhulika Verma, arrived on a two-day visit to ENC on Wednesday.

He inaugurated the Married Accommodation Project at Dolphin Hill. Ms. Verma who is president of Navy Wives Welfare Association, addressed the executive committee of NWWA Eastern Region and also interacted with the women of the organisation at a `Milan’ hosted in her honour.


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