Ahmedabad: Vice Admiral Girish Luthra AVSM, VSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Western Naval Command inaugurated a newly constructed aircraft hangar and allied infrastructure in the upcoming Enclave at Porbandar Airfield on 03 November 2016. The facility will further augment the operational capabilities of the Indian Navy in the area and strengthen maritime surveillance in North Arabian Sea.
Porbandar is an important Naval Base in Gujarat and provides operational, logistics and administrative facilities for various units. The Indian Navy has also recently created the post of Flag Officer Gujarat Naval Area, at Gandhinagar.
The FOC-in-C West also reviewed the operational readiness of units at Porbandar during the visit, in particular with relation to the ongoing Naval exercise Paschim Lehar.