INS Kalinga

Summary

INS Kalinga
Part of Eastern Naval Command
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Admiral Sunil Lanba the Chief of the Naval Staff being briefed at INS Kalinga.jpg
Admiral Sunil Lanba attending a briefing at INS Kalinga on 10 March 2018.
TypeNaval station
Site information
Controlled byIndian Navy
ConditionActive
Site history
Built21 November 1985 (1985-11-21)
In use1985-present
Garrison information
OccupantsEastern Naval Command

INS Kalinga is an Indian Navy establishment reporting to the Eastern Naval Command.[1] It is responsible for preparing, storing and delivering advanced missiles to ships of the Eastern Fleet. INS Kalinga was commissioned on 21 November 1985. Over the past 26 years, the establishment has grown into a fully-fledged Station with co-located units such as MARCOS (E), NAD (V), NAI (V) and MES. The station is spread over an area of 734.1 acres and consists of over 900 service and civilian personnel with their families. INS Kalinga is located on the Visakhapatnam - Bheemunipatnam beach road about 40 kilometers northeast of the Visakhapatnam Naval Base.[2]

The establishment has married accommodations for officers, sailors, DSC personnel and civilians. It has medical facilities at a sickbay, LCA auditorium and community hall for movie and general activities, a Library-with-reading room, and KV and NKG schools for education facilities. In the field of sport, it has a badminton court, tennis court, basketball court, football ground, volleyball court and swimming pool. Kalinga station has night landing facilities at an existing helipad.

See also

Indian navy
Integrated commands and units
Other lists

References

  1. ^ "Indian Navy ENC Authorities & Units". Indian Navy. Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  2. ^ "INS Kalinga". Indian Navy. Retrieved 6 July 2013.

Coordinates: 17°51′28.53″N 83°24′55.72″E / 17.8579250°N 83.4154778°E / 17.8579250; 83.4154778