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Last Updated: February 03, 2024, 11:48 IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attends the commissioning Ceremony of INS Sandhayak at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam. (Screengrab/ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commissioned INS Sandhayak at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam on Saturday morning
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who commissioned INS Sandhayak at the naval dockyard in Vizag on Saturday, said the vessel will strengthen India’s role as a superpower in the Indo-Pacific region and check piracy.
The defence minister took to X and wrote, “I feel that INS Sandhayak will further strengthen India’s role as a superpower in the Indo-Pacific region. I convey my hearty best wishes and congratulations to the Indian Navy on the commissioning of “INS Sandhayak”.”
मुझे ऐसा लगता है कि “INS संधायक”, भारत के हिंद-प्रशांत क्षेत्र में महाशक्ति की भूमिका को और बल प्रदान करेगा। मैं भारतीय नौसेना को “INS संधायक” की commissioning पर अपनी तरफ से ढेर सारी हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ एवं बधाई देता हूं। मैं, इस पोत के निर्माणकर्ता, GRSE के सभी कार्मिकों, उसके…— रक्षा मंत्री कार्यालय/ RMO India (@DefenceMinIndia) February 3, 2024
He wrote, “Just as it is important to know yourself, it is also important to know your surroundings. Only if you are well aware of the areas around you, you will be able to achieve the objective of protecting yourself and others.”
He added that the Indian Navy was not only committed to stopping piracy in the region, but also committed to making this entire region peaceful and prosperous.
“The aim is to stop illegal and unregulated fishing in the Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific region. The Navy is also stopping narcotics and human trafficking,” he said.
He also lauded the Indian Navy for completing five operations in the last few days.