In order to enhance its infrastructure and handle a growing fleet of navy ships, the Southern navy Command (SNC) will begin on a massive project to rebuild the North Jetty at the Naval Base in Kochi. The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the SNC, Vice Admiral M.A. Hampiholi, stated that the jetty will be improved and extended to accommodate the growing operational needs of the Navy's fleet.
The introduction of next-generation offshore patrol vessels, shallow water craft, and other ships, along with the replacement of the current cadet training ships in two to three years, are the driving forces behind the reconstruction effort, which is scheduled for completion by October 2024. By means of this enhancement, the Kochi Naval Base will be capable of efficiently accommodating and bolstering the Navy's expanding influence in the area.
Vice Admiral Hampiholi expressed gratitude to the Navy and civilian defence workers for their combined efforts in keeping 80% of the 17 major ships stationed at Kochi operationally available. This outstanding accomplishment highlights the solid base upon which the Navy may expand its capabilities in the future.