Friday, September 02, 2011

RETROPHOTO: INS Hansa Turns 50 Next Week

Nothing like a stack of old B/W photos from squadrons and bases. This is a small bunch released by the navy today on INS Hansa ahead of its golden jubilee on September 5. Will post more over the weekend. From top (1) Reading of commissioning warrant (2) Nehru visits INS Hansa at Sulur, 1963 (3) Welcoming 1971 heroes back after ops (4) Commander B.D. Law, INS Hansa's first commanding officer (5) Foundation stone ceremony of INS Hansa.


6 comments :

Anonymous said...

Why is the foundation stone marked as coimbatore...

Anonymous said...

shiv..a bit off topic....ok a lot...but whats this the ToI is reporting about NATO wanting to share missile defence with us??

SoftWords BigStick said...

To the question about foundation stone marked as "Coimbatore" -- INS Hansa was commissioned on September 5, 1961, at Sulur near Coimbatore and then shifted to Goa on June 18, 1964.

Subho said...

There is so much going on in Indian defense...and yet so few blogposts on this blog ! Looks like someone's been napping at the wheel.

Anonymous said...

To become a blue water navy we atleast need 3 more of such bases

nipun1111 said...

hey shiv, any update on indias spyder sam induction....is the deal still on...or something happened to this deal too..