INS Jatayu in Lakshadweep: In the increasing India-Maldives tension, the Indian Navy will commission Naval Detachment Minicoy as INS Jatayu in the presence of Adm R Hari Kumar, the Chief of the Naval Staff. INS Jatayu is the second Naval base in Lakshadweep after INS Dweeprakshak in Kavaratti.

Naval Detachment Minicoy which is renamed INS Jatayu was established in the early 1980s under the operational command of the Naval Officer-in-Charge (Lakshadweep). Situated on Minicoy Island, the southernmost island of the Lakshadweep archipelago, this naval facility holds strategic importance due to its location over vital Sea Lines of Communications (SLOCs). The base enhances the Indian Navy’s operational reach and facilitates operational efforts towards Anti-Piracy and Anti-Narcotics Operations in the Western Arabian Sea. INS Jatayu will be the country’s second naval base in Lakshadweep as the Navy’s first base on the islands, INS Dweeprakshak in Kavaratti, was commissioned in 2012.

What is INS Jatayu?

INS Jatayu is the country’s second naval base in Lakshadweep as the Navy’s first base on the islands, INS Dweeprakshak in Kavaratti.

Ashutosh Raj

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