INS Kalinga

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INS Kalinga
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Type Naval station
Site information
Controlled by Indian Navy
Site history
Built November 21, 1985 (1985-11-21)
In use 1985-present
Garrison information
Occupants Eastern 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 in 21 Nov 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 north east 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, 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Navy ENC Authorities & Units". Indian Navy. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "INS Kalinga". Indian Navy. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 

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