Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral R. Hari Kumar has mentioned that 46 counties have confirmed their participation in MILAN-2024 to be performed in Visakhapatnam from February 19 to 27, and 4 extra might be confirming their participation quickly.
Admiral Hari Kumar was chatting with the reporters onboard INS Sandhayak, the Navy’s survey vessel, which was commissioned by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh right here on February 3 (Saturday).
“The Navy has invited 60 counties. Hopefully, it will have a meaningful discussion on naval activities that will benefit the counties and the city as well,” he mentioned.
Admiral Hari Kumar mentioned that MILAN would additionally embody visits to native websites by the members.
“Now, all roles and ranks are open to women in the Indian Navy. Women can join any role. We look at the individual’s ability and commitment, not gender.”Admiral R. Hari Kumar Chief of the Naval Staff
Referring to the recruitment of girls within the Navy, Admiral Hari Kumar mentioned, “Now, all roles and ranks are open to women in the Navy. Women can join any role in the Navy. We look at the individual’s ability and commitment, not gender,” he added.
INS Sandhayak would double as a hospital at sea in case of any casualty within the ships, he mentioned, and added that three extra Sandhayak-class ships could be inducted by subsequent yr.
“The Navy is very particular about the nation’s security and its network. The Anti-Piracy Act brought in during December 2022 gives more power to the Navy to counter any anti-national activities,” he mentioned.
“We have indigenously developed anti-drone equipment. We have also deployed ships for anti-drone operations,” Admiral Hari Kumar added.
Talking in regards to the standing of Indian Navy within the Maldives, he mentioned, “We have good military relations with the Maldives.”