New Delhi: Indian Naval Chief, Admiral Karambir Singh, visited the INS Baaz naval base, in the Nicobar Islands to review the level of preparedness of the Indian Navy against the background of the tension reigning with China. INS Baaz is a strategically located base, to keep a watch on the international marine routes passing through the Indian Ocean. A major part of the Chinese freight movement is also dependent on this route. Therefore, the special significance is being attached to this visit of the Naval Chief.
The INS Baaz, at Campbell Bay, on the Great Nicobar Island, plays a vital role monitoring Southern Bay of Bengal, southern Andaman Sea, Strait of Malacca and the southern Indian Ocean regions. 70% of Chinese trade passes through the Strait of Malacca. Besides, China will be cornered if this route is blocked. Therefore, it is making all possible efforts to dominate the Indian Ocean region.
On Saturday, Indian Naval Chief, Admiral Karambir Singh, visited INS Baaz and reviewed the level of preparedness. The spokesman of the Indian Navy said that Commander in Chief Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, of the Andaman Nicobar Command, apprised the Naval Chief regarding the current developments. The naval spokesman also informed that Admiral Karambir Singh was updated regarding the security, as well as structural development and the preparedness of the command.