INS Jatayu

  • 07 Mar 2024

Indian Navy commissions INS Jatayu in Lakshadweep for bolstering operational security.

  • INS Jatayu aims to enhance Navy's operational reach and surveillance in western Arabian Sea.
  • New base to support anti-narcotics and anti-piracy efforts, serving as a first responder.
  • Construction of airfield and housing infrastructure to upgrade INS Jatayu Naval Detachment Minicoy.
  • Lakshadweep, smallest Union Territory, with 35 islands and a population of 64,000.
  • Naval Detachment Minicoy strategically placed on vital Sea Lines of Communications (SLOCs).
  • Developments align with India's strategic edge initiatives in the Indian Ocean region.