Kodagu: Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, unveiled the new INS Shivalik ship module, which was newly added to the City’s General Thimmayya Myseum. The model warship was inaugurated after paying homage to the War Memorial at the premises of General Thimmayya Museum at a function organised by the Department of Kannada and Culture.
Speaking on the occasion Dasgupta called on young people to join the Navy. The Indian Navy has the best model navy. He said the Indian Navy has its own position and more young people should join the Navy. The people of district have contributed immensely to the defence sector by contributing thousands of officers and soldiers.
The Indian Navy will build 41 warships in the future, of which 39 are to be built in Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa and Vishakapatnam. A warship will also be built privately in Cochin.
Dasgupta said that the Navy has put a lot of emphasis on the security of the nation. Colonel (retired) KC Subbayya, President of the Field Marshal Cariappa and General Thimmayya Front, spoke on the development of the General Thimmayya Museum by the Indian Air Force, Navy and the Army.
A module of the Sindhughosh Class submarine has also been gifted by the Navy. The submarine was unfurled by Rear Admiral Uthaiah. Lt. Gen. P. C. Thimmayya (Retired) honoured Rear Admiral Uthaiah by presenting tradition sickle (Odi Kathi).