Navy Expedition

CONCEPT NOTE 

India is sending a Sail Training Ship "INS Sudarshini" on a commemorative ship expedition to ASEAN countries along the route of the monsoon trade winds. The ship expedition would retrace the sea routes developed during the 10th to 12th centuries, linking India with South East Asia, covering most of the modern and ancient ports in ASEAN countries.

SHIP'S CREW  

Commander N Shyam Sundar, an alumnus of Naval Academy, Goa. The officer was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1995 and specialised in Gunnery and Missile Warfare in the year 2002. He assumed the command of Indian Navy's second Tall Ship Sudarshini on 18 Jun 2012.

ABOUT SUDARSHINI  

INS Sudarshini a three masted barque (sail ship) and the second sail training ship of the Indian Navy was commissioned by Vice Admiral KN Sushil, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Naval Command (SNC) at Naval Base, Kochi on 27 Jan 12.

The ship is a follow-on class of INS Tarangini which joined SNC in 1997. The ship commanded by Commander N Shyam Sundar is built by Goa Shipyard Limited and is designed by the British Naval Architect Mr Colin Mudie. INS Sudarshini with an overall length of 54 m, has 20 sails, 7.5 kms of rope and 1.5 kms of steel wire rope. She can sail for up to 20 days with its complement of 05 officers, 31 sailors with 30 cadets embarked for training.

20 Sep 2012

We are into the fifth day of sailing and so far today has been the best day of sailing and maybe for a long time to come. Sunny day, clear skies, deep blue sea, strong winds and high spirits –
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