Port Blair, Nov. 13: Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) visited Andaman Nicobar Islands on 13 Nov 20. The CNS arrived at Car Nicobar, was received by Lt Gen Manoj Pande, AVSM, VSM, Commander-in-Chief Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) and thereafter proceeded to Campbell Bay. He was briefed on the operational preparedness and infrastructure aspects of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) including readiness levels of the Command in the prevalent security scenario. CNS reviewed the operational assets of the Command and expressed satisfaction at the level of readiness.

During the interaction with troops of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, DSC and GREF as well as Defence civilians, CNS complimented all ranks for their performance and exhorted them to continue the good work and maintain high state of alertness and operational readiness in the prevailing security situation along the Northern borders. The CNS also advised personnel to take adequate protective measures against the COVID pandemic, particularly in view of the remote location, limited medical facilities and challenges of accessibility. The Chief of Naval Staff conveyed good wishes to the troops and their families on the occasion of Diwali and distributed sweets to all ranks.