Southern Naval Command

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Southern Naval Command
Country  India
Headquarters Kochi, Kerala
Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Vice Admiral

The Southern Naval Command {दक्षिणी नौसेना कमान} is one of the three main formations of theIndian Navy. It has its HQ in Kochi at INSVenduruthy, and is commanded by the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief. The Present FOC-inC is Vice Admiral Surinder Pal Singh Cheema, PVSM,VSM, NM.

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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