Visiting an Indian Navy's ship will soon be a reality for many as the Indian Navy has decided to open doors for people to visit the naval vessels.
The navy's announcement comes on the account of Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations where they will welcome visitors onboard. The Navy through a post has detailed how people could visit the defense vessel. The Western and Southern Naval Command have been selected for the event.
As for the people of Mumbai, the navy has decided that children from the fifth grade and above can visit the ships on July 26 and opened it for others on July 27. The doors will be open from 9 AM to 3 PM on both days. The entry is free of charge and visitors will be given access from the Tiger Gate near Mumbai's Ballard Estate.
However, the navy has listed some rules which they expect people to follow because of security reasons:
Here's a picture uploaded by the Indian Navy's Instagram handle which gives out the details pertaining to the visit:
As part of Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations, frontline Indian Naval Ships will be open to school children and general public at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. On 26 July 2019, ships will be open exclusively for school children (Class V and above) while general public is welcome on 27 July 2019 between 0900-1500 hrs. Free entry will be permitted from Tiger Gate near Ballard Estate. Visitors are requested to abide by security procedures at Naval Dockyard and are advised not to bring mobile phones, cameras and handbags for security reasons. Visitors are further requested to carry government issued photo identity proof.
In Kochi, the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command (SNC), two navy ships will be open for a visit on July 20 and 21 from 9 AM to 5 PM. For the commemorative activities, people will be given access to the two SNC ships--INS Sutlej and INS Sujata from the Mattancherry Wharf, berth Q2 of Cochin Port Trust (CoPT). Similar security measures have been taken in Kochi.
As part of Kargil Vijay Diwas commemorative activities, two warships of SNC, namely INS Sutlej and Sujata will be open to visit by public on 20 and 21 July 2019 from 0900 to 1700 Hrs at Mattancherry Wharf, berth Q2 of Cochin Port Trust (CoPT). Entry into CoPT will be free of charge. Visitors are requested to be in possession of valid Government issued Identity proof. Visitors are requested not to carry mobile phones and cameras due to security reasons.