The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence (SCOD) has visited the Eastern Naval Command (ENC), here today at Visakhapatnam. Jual Oram, Chairman of Standing Committee on Defence along with 18 member delegation comprising of Members of Parliament, Officials from Lok Sabha Secretariat and Ministry of Defence were briefed on the role and operational activities of the ENC. The team interacted with Vice Adm Ajendra Bahadur Singh, AVSM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC.
The team was given a guided tour of indigenously build Stealth Multi-role Frigate INS Satpura. The team also visited various facilities of Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam and reviewed the operational preparedness of the Indian Navy on the Eastern seaboard. The SCOD members paid homage to the naval personnel who made the supreme sacrifice, in the line of duty to the nation at the ‘Smaram Sthal’ Memorial in Naval Dockyard.
Later, the SCOD team visited Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), the DRDO Laboratory at Visakhapatnam. The team was briefed by Director NSTL Dr. Y Sreenivas Rao. The SCOD team visited various facilities of the Lab and reviewed ongoing major R&D initiatives including the innovations and indigenisation projects of the lab.