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Admiral R K Dhowan

Chief of the Naval Staff

Chief of the Naval Staff

Admiral RK Dhowan is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, the Defence Services Staff College and the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. His illustrious career began with being adjudged the ‘Best Cadet’ and winning of the coveted ‘Telescope’ during his sea training onboard INS Delhi. He was commissioned in the Navy on 01st Jan 1975 and went on to bag the ‘Sword of Honour’ for his

During the International Fleet Review, the navies of the world will come together at Visakhapatnam to strengthen bridges of friendship. We may be separated by geography,

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Commander Deepak Subhramaniam

CNC, CINC

Commanding Officer

Commander Deepak Subramaniam is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1999. He is an ASW specialist and a Post Graduate in Defence Studies from the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. The officer has spent his naval career at sea, serving on a vast array of ships. These appointments include ASWO on board INS

About Chief of the Naval Staff

Admiral R K Dhowan

Chief of the Naval Staff

Chief of the Naval Staff

Admiral RK Dhowan is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, the Defence Services Staff College and the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. His illustrious career began with being adjudged the ‘Best Cadet’ and winning of the coveted ‘Telescope’ during his sea training onboard INS Delhi. He was commissioned in the Navy on 01st Jan 1975 and went on to bag the ‘Sword of Honour’ for his course. Consequent to earning his Watchkeeping Certificate on the erstwhile Delhi (the legendary Cruiser of the Indian Navy), his first tryst with navigation came when he was appointed the commissioning navigator of the minesweeper, Bhavnagar. He was baptised in the art of navigation when, as a young Lieutenant armed with a sextant and the keen eyes of an enthusiastic watchkeeper, he sailed the Bhavnagar from the port of Riga in the Baltic Sea to the shores of Mumbai. His passion for working in the bridge of a ship culminated in his specialising in Navigation and Direction. Post-specialization, he went on to navigate Talwar and Ganga, two frontline ships of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet. With the induction of the Sea Harrier jump-jets into the Navy, he was selected to undergo the Sea Harrier Direction Course at Yeovilton, UK. His tenures at Indian Naval Air Squadron 300 and the aircraft carrier Vikrant shaped the future of direction specialisation in the Navy. Important staff assignments held by him at Naval Headquarters during his illustrious career include Deputy Director Naval Operations, Joint Director Naval Plans, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Policy and Plans) and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy). The Admiral has commanded three frontline warships of the Western Fleet - the missile corvette Khukri, the guided missile destroyer Ranjit and the indigenous guided missile destroyer Delhi. He also had the proud privilege of commanding the Eastern Fleet as Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet. Besides serving as Indian Naval Advisor at the High Commission of India, London, he has also served as Chief Staff Officer (Operations) of the Western Naval Command (based at Mumbai) and the Chief of Staff at Headquarters Eastern Naval Command (based at Visakhapatnam) and subsequently had the distinction of commanding his alma mater, the National Defence Academy, as the Commandant. The Admiral assumed charge as the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff in Aug 11 and was promoted to be the 22nd Chief of the Naval Staff on 17 Apr 14.

During the International Fleet Review, the navies of the world will come together at Visakhapatnam to strengthen bridges of friendship. We may be separated by geography, but we are certainly united through oceans. The visiting navies will also have the opportunity to display their professional skills as they may sail together for exercises to increase mutual co-operation and interoperability, with the underlying theme of keeping the global commons safe and secure in the 21st century.

About INS TARANGINI

INS TARANGINI INS TARANGINI
Length Beam Draught NRT GRT
54.0 4.5 513 513
INS Tarangini, a three masted barque, built in Goa Shipyard Ltd and commissioned on 11 Nov 1997, is manned by 06 officers, 40 sailors and 30 trainees. It was constructed in Goa to a design by the British naval architect Colin Mudie, and launched on 1 December 1995. In 2003-04, she became the first Indian naval ship to circumnavigate the globe. The Navy believes that training on-board these ships is the best method of instilling among the trainees the indefinable ‘sea-sense’ and respect for elements of nature which are inseparable from safe and successful seafaring. Tarangini, thus provides an ideal setting for first-hand experience of the natural elements towards imparting training.

Ship's Crest

Ship's Crest
Crest Photograph The crest depicts a mother swan teaching her little one the way to fly similarly the ship teaches young officer trainees how to sail and exposes them to the basic elements of nature like wind and sea.
The crest depicts a mother swan teaching her little one the way to fly similarly the ship teaches young officer trainees how to sail and exposes them to the basic elements of nature like wind and sea.

About Commanding Officer

Commander Deepak Subhramaniam

CNC, CINC

Commanding Officer

Commander Deepak Subramaniam is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1999. He is an ASW specialist and a Post Graduate in Defence Studies from the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. The officer has spent his naval career at sea, serving on a vast array of ships. These appointments include ASWO on board INS Mumbai, INS Rana followed by Instructor at ASW School. He has also been Executive Officer of INS Kirch and Commanding Officer INS Nirbhik. He was SO (ASW) at the IN FOST prior assuming Command .He assumed Command of INS Tarangini on 18 Oct 15 at Malta.

Participating Delegates

Achievements/Participation

On 27 Apr 15, INS Tarangini left Kochi on seven months and ten days voyage through Europe to participate in the Tall Ship events organised under the aegis of Sail Training International. During these seven months the ship travelled approximately 17,000 miles under sail through the Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the North Sea. The ship during her voyage visited 17 ports in 13 countries as an embodiment of Indian Navy’s broadening reach for the purpose of securing a safe maritime environment besides being a goodwill ambassador towards enhancing diplomatic relations. The theme for LOKAYAN -15 has thus been chosen as “TACKING FOR A BROADER REACH”. In addition to the Tall Ship events in Europe the ship also participated in the first ever joint sailing expedition with Shabab Al Oman, from Muscat to Kochi. The ship last sailed to Europe in 2005 with the aim of ‘strengthening the bridges of friendship across the seas’. She called at 16 ports in 13 countries covering a distance of over 15,000 nautical miles. She participated in the International Fleet Review and International Festival of the Sea at Portsmouth, tall ship races organized by Sail Training International, Sail Bremerhaven and the Sail Amsterdam Sea Festival before returning to India.

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