Peace in Indian Ocean Region the message as Rajnath reviews eastern fleet after assuming office

He also embarked on INS Jalashwa for a ‘Day at Sea’.
Peace in Indian Ocean Region the message as Rajnath reviews eastern fleet after assuming office

Visakhapatnam: Modi led NDA Government’s top priorities in its third term are securing free navigation, rule-based world order, anti-piracy and peace and stability in the Indian Ocean Region.

This was highlighted by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during his first visit to eastern naval command after assuming office for the second consecutive term.

Reviewing operational readiness of the Indian Navy, he said, “Securing free navigation, rule-based world order, anti-piracy and peace and stability in the region are our biggest objectives. The Navy is playing a crucial role in fulfilling them.”

He also embarked on INS Jalashwa for a ‘Day at Sea’.

During the ‘Day at Sea’, the Defence Minister witnessed the dynamic operations by various ships, submarines and aircraft of the Command, showcasing the combat capability and preparedness of the Indian Navy.

He was accompanied by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi and Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar.

Interacting with the officers and sailors of the Eastern Fleet, Rajnath Singh commended the Indian Navy for being operationally ready, and emerging as the first responder in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

“Our Navy ensures that no nation suppresses another in the Indo-Pacific region or endangers its strategic autonomy on the basis of economic strength or military power. This is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Security And Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR) wherein our friendly countries in the region remain safe and move forward together on the path of mutual progress,” he said.

Defence Minister credited the Indian Navy for playing a crucial role in the country’s growth and raising its stature on the international stage.

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