Innovative measures earn Navy personnel PM’s salute

Innovative measures earn Navy personnel PM’s salute

NEW DELHI: From in-house modification to increase the speed of a sub-sonic missile to a supersonic level to ingenious repair of a submarine’s exhaust system to ensure it could stay underwater for a longer period, several personnel have been awarded “innovation trophies” in the Navy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded the best innovation trophy to the crew of INS Sindhudhwaj, a Russian-origin Kilo-class submarine, for ensuring “an uninterrupted dived operation” during a patrol after they ingeniously repaired the vessel’s exhaust system under challenging conditions. The award, presented on the occasion of Navy Day on Friday night, was received by the submarine commanding officer Nandkumar Das.

The best trophy for a shore establishment, in turn, went to the Navy’s missile preparation facility INS Tunir for modifying an old surface-to-surface missile, which was originally designed for sub-sonic flight, to fly at a supersonic flight. The award was received by the facility’s commanding officer, Commodore P K Singh.

“Around 135 entries for significant innovations in operations and maintenance domains were received for the newly-instituted awards, which are in line with the government’s directive to promote and facilitate innovations by the youth of the nation,” said an officer.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

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