INS Shivaji

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    20th Feb, 2020

Context

  • President Ram Nath Kovind presented the President’s Colour to INS Shivaji in Lonavala, Maharashtra.
  • INS Shivaji houses the Naval College of Engineering which trains officers of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.
  • It was commissioned on February 15, 1945, as HMIS Shivaji. It is located close to the Bhushi Dam and spreads across 876 acres.
  • INS Shivaji motto: Karmasu Kaushalam, which means imbibing the concept of skill at work in all aspects of human endeavour.
  • INS Shivaji is commanded by Commodore Ravnish Seth.
  • The President’s colour is the highest honour bestowed upon any Indian military unit.
  • Last year, President Kovind had awarded the President’s Colour to the Indian Naval Academy (INA), which was received by Academy Cadet Captain Sushil Singh.
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