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The Indian Navy plans to commission the INS Jatayu base in the Minicoy Islands, monitor adversaries’ commercial activities, hold commanders’ conferences on the INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant, commission the MH-60 Romeo helicopter in Kochi, demonstrate twin carrier operations near Lakshadweep, inaugurate a naval war college in Goa, and showcase aircraft carrier capabilities in the Vishakhapatnam exercise.

In order to enhance its presence in the Indian Ocean Region, the Indian Navy will establish a new facility, INS Jatayu, near the Minicoy Islands of Lakshadweep.

The Indian Navy will also hold a commanders’ conference on board the twin aircraft carriers, INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant, where they will conduct high-speed operations such as taking off from one carrier and landing on the other, with participation from other warships and submarines in the carrier battle groups, according to defence officials.

The Indian Navy will also formally commission the multirole helicopter MH-60 Romeo in Kochi within the next week, according to officials.

According to officials, the force’s naval war college in Goa and Karwar facilities will be launched around March 4.

Officials shared details about the base being built at Minicoy Islands, stating that it will be commissioned with a small number of officers and troops but will be extended later.

“This would also give us a strong foothold in the area to keep an eye on the military and commercial activities of adversaries in the area, as this is around 50 miles from the islands of the Maldives,” a senior government official said. The facility would be identical to the INS Baaz built in the Andamans, with similar capabilities in the Arabian Sea.

The Indian Navy will also

For the first time, the Indian Navy will demonstrate twin carrier operations near Lakshadweep. This would be the first time since the induction of INS Vikrant that the Navy would operate the two aircraft carriers together.

The two carriers also participated in the exercise Milan at Vishakhapatnam, which demonstrated India’s capabilities to produce aircraft carriers for world forces.

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