present Geopolitical situation in the world, and in the Indo-Pacific in
particular, demands greater vigilance and the Indian Navy has adopted
mission-based deployments in the Indian Ocean region, President Ram Nath Kovind
said at the INS Shivaji at Lonavala on Thursday, 13 Feb, ‘20.
made the remarks after he presented the prestigious President’s Colour to INS
Shivaji, Indian Navy’s premier technical training institute, in a ceremonial
parade held at Lonavala near Pune on Thursday.
Presentation of Colour an acknowledgement
of the meritorious service by the selected units
of Colour or Standards is said to be an acknowledgement of the meritorious
service rendered by the selected units over the years and is done at the hands
of Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. While the practice of carrying the
Colour, which is a flag, into battle has been left behind, the tradition of
receiving, holding and parading the Colour continues even today in the Indian
address, Kovind said, “Today, the geopolitical situation in the world and in
the Indo-Pacific in particular demands greater vigilance. I am aware that the
Navy has adopted mission-based deployments in the Indian Ocean region.
High-quality training of marine engineers
crucial for sustained deployments
training of marine engineers is crucial for sustained deployments and presence
in our areas of interest. The future will also see great diversity in the
propulsion systems, ranging from conventional to nuclear and electric and
hybrid propulsion. Concepts of maintenance will also undergo a paradigm shift
with increased requirements on operational availability of platforms. INS
Shivaji will need to impart the requisite skills to all trainees to prepare
them to meet future challenges.”
(Indian Naval Ship) Shivaji was commissioned as HMIS (His Majesty’s Indian
Ship) Shivaji in 1945. The establishment has rendered 75 years of service to
the nation by imparting training in engineering discipline to personnel of
Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, other sister services and friendly foreign
countries. INS Shivaji
INS Shivaji courses recognized by AICTE
till now, trained more than 2 lakh officers and sailors, both Indian and foreign,
since its inception. All courses conducted at INS Shivaji are recognised by the
All India Council for Technical Education.
President’s Colour was received by the officer designated as Nishan Adhikari on
behalf of INS Shivaji during a ceremonial parade comprising 130 officers and
630 sailors of the Indian Navy, and including a Guard of Honour. Commander
Nilesh Koshi George led the parade.
Navy India’s chief instrument of its sea
power and guardian of the nation’s maritime interests
address, the President also said, “A nation’s maritime interests are usually
also linked to its economy and the well-being of its people. I am told about 90
per cent of our trade, by volume, is handled by sea routes. This enhances the
role of the Indian Navy, not just in national security but also in economic
security, and thus in the wider process of nation building. The Navy is India’s
chief instrument of its sea power. It is also the guardian of the nation’s
maritime interests, both military and civilian.
is proud of the Navy’s commitment in protecting our maritime frontiers,
securing our trade routes, and also extending a helping hand in times of civil
INS Shivaji spread over 861 acres with
population of 6,000 comprising 2,500 persons in uniform
INS Shivaji is spread over 861 acres on the
Lonavala table land and houses a population of 6,000, comprising 2,500 persons
in uniform, including trainees and the families. The institution consists of
several training bodies like Centre of Marine Engineering and Technology,
Centre of Excellence in Marine Engineering, School of Basic Sciences and the
Nuclear Biological Chemical Defense School.