Southern Naval Command

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The Southern Naval Command is one of the three main formations of the Indian Navy. It has its HQ in Kochi at INS Venduruthy, and is commanded by the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief. The Present FOC-inC is Vice Admiral Surinder Pal Singh Cheema, PVSM,VSM, NM.[1]

The Southern Naval Command consists of Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST), a training squadron, training establishments and bases, and land forces and survey ships. It has a naval air station, and a ship repair yard.

Kavaratti island is home to INS Dweeprakshak, the main naval base of the Southern Naval Command in the Lakshadweep islands.

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  1. ^ "Organisation Of Southern Naval Command". Indian navy. Retrieved 1 January 2013.