Shortage of manpower needs to be addressed: Vice Admiral

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Visakhapatnam, Dec 3 (UNI) Eastern Naval Command (ENC) Flag Officer Commanding-in Chief Vice Admiral Raman P Suthan today said the shortage of manpower to manage the air traffic round the clock had been brought to the notice of the naval headquarters.

Lack of personnel was acting as an impediment to extend the night landing facility to civilian flights, he said addressing a press conference onboard 'INS Jalashwa' here, pointing to the granting of the facility at 'INS Dega', the airport maintained by the Navy.

Andhra Pradesh Governor Narayan Datt Tiwari would be the chief guest for this year's Navy Day celebrations conducted to commemorate the attack on Karachi Harbour during the 1971 Indo-Pak War, the Admiral said.

This year also the ENC had planned a number of functions to mark the event on December 4.

The work on a supporting naval base close to the city was progressing, he said.

The Operation-Demonstration off Ramakrishna Beach tomorrow would field 19 ships, 18 aircraft and two submarines. The aerobatics display by 'Sagar Pawan' of the Indian Navy would add colour to the function.

UNI

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