Navy to set up naval base named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Porbandar

Ahmedabad: The Navy has decided to set up a naval base at the coastal town of Porbandar, said Indian Navy's Flag Commanding Officer (FCO) for Gujarat and Maharashtra, Rear Admiral Ashok Kumar on Wednesday.

 Navy to set up naval base named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Porbandar

Kumar said this during his meeting with Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel in Gandhinagar.

He informed the CM that the Indian Navy plans to set up a full-fledged naval base at Porbandar which would be named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a press release issued by the state government said.

They talked about enhancing the scope of Navy's activities and developing infrastructural facilities across the 1600 km-long coastline of Gujarat.

The proposed Porbandar naval base would make the Gujarat's coastal region safe and boost commercial activities through the sea route, Patel said.

PTI

Updated Date: Sep 04, 2014 09:43:19 IST



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