Raksha Mantri Visits Goa Naval Area



The Union Defence Minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman visited Goa Naval Area on Sunday, 10th Sep. This was her maiden visit to Goa Naval Area after becoming the Defence Minister. The Hon’ble RM was accompanied by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, the Chief of the Naval Staff and Mrs Reena Lanba, President NWWA. The Defence Minister was received by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command and Rear Admiral Puneet K Bahl VSM, Flag Officer Commanding, Goa Naval Area . A 50 men Naval Guard along with ceremonial band was paraded for the Hon’ble RM at Naval Base Hansa. The Defence Minister along with staff members was briefed on Naval Aviation followed by a demonstration of the Mig 29K fighter aircraft operations. In the afternoon the Hon’ble RM departed Naval Base Hansa for INS Mandovi at Verem to flag off INSV Tarini.