INS Sindhudhwaj bags award for innovation

The award comes as a great morale booster to the submarine arm which celebrates its 48th anniversary on Tuesday.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 08, 2015, 00:44 AM IST

Visakhapatmna: INS Sindhudhwaj, a submarine of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC), has been awarded 'The Best Innovation Trophy' by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The award was given as part of the Navy Day celebrations that concluded last week.

The innovation undertaken by the submarine to repair their ventilation system under challenging circumstances at sea during a search and rescue (SAR) operation was adjudged the first among the 137 entries of Navy, a release from the city-headquartered ENC said on Monday.

The award comes as a great morale booster to the submarine arm which celebrates its 48th anniversary tomorrow, it added.