By M A Athul
Vice Admiral KN Sushil, who is the flag officer C in C of the of South Naval Command reviewed the operational preparedness. This was his last review, since he is retiring on 31st May, after 40 years of glorious service.
He had joined the navy as a submariner and was one of the pioneers who inducted Shishumar Class submarines .He was also the first Inspector General Nuclear Safety of Indian Navy and had laid the ground work for induction of nuclear submarines.
Eight ships participated in the maneuvers off Kochi coast. INS Tir was the Flag Ship of the Commander-in-Chief. Vice Admiral Sushil in his final address exhorted the men to always remain sharp and to keep the Naval Ensign flying high. (Edited from a Navy release)
(The writer is a first year PG student of Defence and Strategic Studies with Madras University currently on a 2-months’ internship with Tarmak007. His write-ups need not be news-breaks and in-depth in nature; hence should be seen as an ab initio effort by a budding defence journalist. The views expressed by Athul need not be that of Tarmak007.)