INS India, the base depot ship at New Delhi, celebrated its 75th anniversary (13th July). Established as HMIS India in 1941 it was rechristened as INS India on 26 Jan 1950. The Base Depot ship (stone ship in naval parlance) has the privilege of being the Flagship of the Chief of the Naval Staff.
Started as small unit with a complement of just a handful of officers and sailors, INS India is now a major establishment in New Delhi with a plethora of duties and responsibilities. In addition, the establishment provides administrative and logistics cover to all officers and sailors borne in Naval Headquarters and other units at Delhi.
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1. INS India, the base depot ship has celebrated its ___ anniversary ?
Source – PIB News