INS Shivaji | UPSC
Swachhata hi seva campaign at INS Shivaji
WHY IN NEWS:
As part of Swachhata Hi Seva campaign, INS Shivaji conducted a series of activities from 15 Sep to 02 Oct 2020.
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Defence
For PRELIMS just remember this is not a Indian Naval Ship Vehicle . It is a Naval Station .
For MAINS nothing much here .
- INS Shivaji is an Indian Naval station located in Lonavala, Maharashtra, India.
- It is located close to the Bhushi Dam.
- It was commissioned on 15 February 1945 as HMIS Shivaji.
- Indian Navy already operates a first damage control simulator Akshat at INS Shivaji to train its officers and sailors on damage control on a warship at sea.
STATE OF ART TRAINING
- Shivaji can be termed as the ‘highest ship’ in the world.
- The Training Curriculum and Infrastructure is continuously upgraded keeping pace with the fast changing Technology.
- The Training pattern not only covers Academics, Sports etc. but also focuses on over all Personality Development and Character Building.
- INS Shivaji is the Premier Technical Training Establishment of the Indian Navy.
- INS Shivaji had its humble origin as replacement for the ‘Stokers’ Training School’ at HMIS Dalhousie, in Naval Dockyard, Bombay (now Mumbai).
- It became INS Shivaji on 26 January 1950.
- To provide scope for further expansion and to isolate the trainee sailors the Royal Indian Navy decided to shift the training establishment from Bombay to a quieter place.
INS Shivaji has three premier institutions viz.
- Centre of Marine Engineering and Technology (CMET),
- Centre of Excellence (CoE) and
- Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence (NBCD) School.
The Trainees are guided by a highly experienced faculty pertaining to all facets of Marine Engineering.
- INS Shivaji has an annual training throughput of more than 2800 officers and 7800 sailors from the Indian Navy.
- It also trains personnel from the navies of 20 friendly countries worldwide with an annual throughput of over 250 international trainees on an average.
- This is one of the finest Marine Training Establishments in the World.
SOURCES: PIB | INS Shivaji | UPSC