Indian Navy developing outpost

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Lakshadweep Being Developed As Strategic Outpost for Navy

Navy is planning to develop infrastructure at Lakshadweep Islands which is being made a strategic outpost, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Naval Command, Vice Admiral SPS Cheema said today.

“The Navy envisions to develop infrastructure at the Lakshadweep islands for a forward operating base. Towards this, Bitra Island has recently been approved by the Union Government to be developed as the fourth Naval detachment,” Vice Admiral Cheema told reporters on board INS Tir, the training ship of the navy.

Minicoy, Kavaratti, Androth are the three islands in Lakshadweep which already have naval detachments.

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