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Navy nuclear, biological, chemical training facility launched

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MUMBAI (PTI): The Indian Navy's Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Training Facility (NBCTF) was Monday inaugurated at INS Shivaji in Lonavala by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba.

The NBCTF, christened "Abhedya", Sanksrit for impenetrable, will help train personnel of naval ships fitted with nuclear, biological and chemical detection and protection systems.

It will provide realistic training to naval personnel in detection, protection against and decontamination of nuclear, biological and chemical agents, the Navy said in a statement.

During the event, Admiral Lanba launched the INS Shivaji's website on the Indian Navy portal and also released the platinum jubilee logo, with the theme "Propelling the Indian Navy since 1945", for the premier technical training establishment.

INS Shivaji is celebrating its platinum jubilee year in 2019-20 and Admiral Lanba, along with his wife Reena, was on a two-day visit to the facility.

Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, Chief of Material and other senior officers and dignitaries attended the event.

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