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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,

About Ship

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Ship Pennant

Ship's Crest

Captain Kunal Singh Rajkumar was commissioned in the Indian Navy in 1991 and specialised in Navigation and Aircraft Direction in 1997. During his initial years, as a specialist, the officer served on board the missile corvette - Khukri, fleet tanker – Jyoti and the Delhi class destroyers on the Western seaboard. On completion of his specialist tenures, Capt Rajkumar served as an Instructor at the

Welcome to International Fleet Review 2016.

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 SAHYADRI

INS SAHYADRI INS SAHYADRI
Length Beam Draught NRT GRT
142.5, 16.9 2051 6361
INS Sahyadri belongs to the P 17 class of ships. She is the latest in this class with first two being INS Shivalik and INS Satpura. The ship is indigenously constructed at Mazagaon Dock Ltd and commissioned on 21 Jul 12 at Mumbai.The ship is equipped with an array of weapons and sensors that provide the ship an all round offensive and defensive capability. The long range anti-ship missiles extend the offensive reach of the ship, while her defensive potential is derived from the medium and short range Surface to Air Missiles. The medium range gun mount provides anti-surface craft and shore gun fire support capability while the close in weapon systems provide defences at short ranges. The Anti Submarine rockets, with an indigenous advanced sonar suite, provide defence against a submarine threat. Two multi- role helicopters can also be embarked to provide standoff sensor and weapon capabilities.INS Sahyadri is powered by Combined Diesel Or Gas Turbine (CODOG) propulsion system and can achieve top speeds in excess of 30 knots. The ship is equipped with an Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS) which enables centralised monitoring and control of the machinery, including propulsion, power generation and distribution, damage control and auxiliary systems. P-17 class are the first ships in Indian Navy to be fitted with LM 2500 Gas Turbines.

Ship's Crest

Ship's Crest
Crest Photograph The traditional ship’s crest depicts the mountain range Sahyadri with two cross swords called ‘Gurj’, traditional weapon of the local warriors. Three colours from the crest, that capture the spirit of ship’s motto, have been adopted as the ship’s representative colours. The golden yellow colour represents victory, dark blue represents wisdom and maroon represents valour. Together, these colours embody the true spirit of team Sahyadri. The ship’s motto is inspired by the glorious legacy of our maritime warriors and evolving concepts of future warfare. It is given that there is no substitute to Valour in achieving Victory over the enemy in battle, and in today’s age of the “Knowledge Warrior”, Wisdom continues to remain a significant factor to ensure victory. Wisdom here denotes professional competence, experience in the art of war drawn from the times of Chanakya’s Arthashastra to modern day tactics; and most importantly, knowledge of the operational environment.
The traditional ship’s crest depicts the mountain range Sahyadri with two cross swords called ‘Gurj’, traditional weapon of the local warriors. Three colours from the crest, that capture the spirit of ship’s motto, have been adopted as the ship’s representative colours. The golden yellow colour represents victory, dark blue represents wisdom and maroon represents valour. Together, these colours embody the true spirit of team Sahyadri. The ship’s motto is inspired by the glorious legacy of our maritime warriors and evolving concepts of future warfare. It is given that there is no substitute to Valour in achieving Victory over the enemy in battle, and in today’s age of the “Knowledge Warrior”, Wisdom continues to remain a significant factor to ensure victory. Wisdom here denotes professional competence, experience in the art of war drawn from the times of Chanakya’s Arthashastra to modern day tactics; and most importantly, knowledge of the operational environment.

About Commanding Officer

Captain Kunal Singh Rajkumar was commissioned in the Indian Navy in 1991 and specialised in Navigation and Aircraft Direction in 1997. During his initial years, as a specialist, the officer served on board the missile corvette - Khukri, fleet tanker – Jyoti and the Delhi class destroyers on the Western seaboard. On completion of his specialist tenures, Capt Rajkumar served as an Instructor at the Navigation and Direction School at Kochi. His subsequent afloat appointments include being the Fleet Navigating Officer of the Western Fleet and the command of the missile corvette, INS Khukri. His staff appointments include tenures as Joint Director at the Directorate of Personnel, Directing Staff at the Defence Services Staff College and Principal Director of the Directorate of Network Centric Operations. Capt Rajkumar is an alumnus of the Joint Services Command and Staff College, UK and the College of Defence Management, Secunderabad. The officer is an avid reader and enjoys long distance running and team sports. Capt Kunal Singh Rajkumar assumed command of the guided missile frigate, INS Sahyadri, in Jul 2015.

Welcome to International Fleet Review 2016.

Participating Delegates

Achievements/Participation

Sahyadri participated in International Fleet Review at Sydney from September to November 2013. The ship participated in RIMPAC or Rim of the Pacific exercise in 2014. RIMPAC is the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise and in 2014 it was held off Honolulu, Hawaii. A total of 22 countries involving 38 ships, four submarines, 200 aircraft and approximately 25,000 personnel participated in the exercise. Mr Ashton Carter, US Secretary of Defence along with his wife, Mrs Stephanie Carter and 13 member delegation visited the ship in month of June 15. The delegation was very impressed with the ship and its capabilities. In October 2015, the ship also participated in the International Fleet Review – 2015 at Sagami Bay, Japan and made port calls at Vietnam, South Korea and Phillipines during the deployment.

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