Kochi: The chief of integrated defence staff to the chairman of the chiefs of staff committee (CISC) Balabhadra Radha Krishna, along with the vice-chiefs of all three services, visited the southern naval command (SNC) and the indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant, the navy said on Saturday.
The navy said CISC was accompanied by General B S Raju, the Vice-Chief of the Army Staff, Vice- Admiral S N Ghormade, the Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff, and Air Marshal Sandeep Singh, the Vice-Chief of the Air Staff, on August 5
"During their visit onboard IAC, they were briefed on the progress of activities related to commissioning of the ship. A walk around the compartments, along with readiness of activities, was presented," Navy said in a release.
It said a brief overview of various training facilities and infrastructure at the SNC was also provided along with a live demonstration of the water survival training facility at INS Garuda.
SNC chief M A Hampiholi interacted with the CISC and the service vice-chiefs during the visit.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Mohanlal, also a well-known actor, visited the IAC today along with Major Ravi, a director in Malayalam film industry.
"The actor was invited as he is a Lt Colonel and he interacted with the staff of IAC and the Cochin Shipyard," a defence source said.