Naval Aircraft Yard, Kochi, celebrated its diamond jubilee with the release of the First Day Cover, commemorating 60 years of service, by Vice Admiral A.K. Chawla PVSM, AVSM, NM, VSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, on Feb 5, 2020 at the Naval Base, Kochi.
A naval aviation history cell ‘Udaan’, which depicts the milestones achieved by NAY (Kochi) in the past six decades since the Naval Air Arm was established, was also inaugurated by the Commander-in-Chief, to mark the occasion.
Commodore Ramesh Menon, Commodore Superintendent (CS) of the Yard, delivered the opening address on the occasion which was attended by more than 600 serving and retired personnel, including many of the former CS, retired service and civilian personnel of the Naval Aircraft Yard, Kochi.
As part of the diamond jubilee celebrations, a seminar on ‘Indigenisation through Innovation for Naval Air Arm’ as well as an Aviation Exposition are scheduled to be held on the Feb 10 and 11, respectively. These events are expected to provide adequate insights to stakeholders of Indian industry for encouraging their active participation in the ‘Make in India’ initiatives for Naval Aviation.