In a defence news update, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R K Dhowan, PVSM,AVSM,YSM,ADC is on a two day official visit to Kochi. The Admiral was received by the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief,Southern Naval Command, Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba,PVSM,AVSM at INS Garuda on 10 Oct 15 and was presented a 50 men guard of honour. The Admiral’s visit besides other official engagements is also in connection with the AGM of Navy Foundation being held at Kochi this year on 11 Oct 15 of which he is the President. The Navy Foundation is a philanthropic organization of retired naval officers which works towards enhancing awareness about maritime issues in the nation through various methods of public contact. The foundation also plays a pivotal role in placing the services of the retired naval community at the disposal of the government as and when required.
The Admiral who is accompanied by Mrs Minu Dhowan the president of Naval Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) would be departing Kochi on 11 Oct 15.