Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar said that India will have a self-sufficient navy by 2047. Which will tell the true picture of self-reliant India.
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Navy chief admiral R Hari Kumar told a press conference on Saturday that on December 4 navy day Is. He said that this year has been very challenging. The commissioning of INS Vikrant was a landmark event and a big step towards self-reliance. This has also increased confidence. There was a change of naval ensign, doing away with other colonial vestiges.
The Navy Chief said that we cannot depend on others for our security and necessity, and this has also been demonstrated by the events of the Russia-Ukraine war. Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar said that India will have a self-sufficient navy by 2047. Which will tell the true picture of self-reliant India. The Indian Navy will commission Naval Ship “Mormugao” this month.
The Navy Chief said that 3000 Agniveers are joining the Navy, of which 341 are women, next year all branches will be opened for women officers as well. The Navy Chief said that for the first time we are inducting women sailors into the Navy. The Navy Chief also informed that our warships have sailed for 8,000 days this year, submarines for 650 days and aircraft for 10,000 hours.
‘China is monitoring near the sea line’
The Navy chief told that the coster is being monitored from the Chinese side near our maritime border line, our navy is also ready to deal with any threat, recently we have also conducted maneuvers with the quad country. Not only in the Indian Ocean, China’s spy submarines are spying in the water borders of the whole world. But the Indian Navy is keeping an eye on his every moment.
Regarding the arrest of eight ex-servicemen in Qatar, the Navy Chief said that as we came to know, we are trying to resolve the matter. At whatever level it can happen, we have kept our point. Hope it will be resolved soon. After joining Navy you become a member of Navy family. We came to know about the arrest of eight ex-servicemen. We are continuously trying to solve this matter. Continuous efforts are going on to solve this at all agencies and at higher levels.
The Navy Chief said that the Navy’s share in the defense budget this year is 17.8%, which we feel is quite adequate. We have been able to manage very well in spending it. The capital to revenue ratio was 32:68 which is very good.