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Missile Park 'Agneeprastha'

  • 30 May 2020
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Recently, the foundation stone for a missile park "Agneeprastha" was laid at INS Kalinga.

  • A 2 MegaWatts (MW) solar photovoltaic plant was also commissioned at INS Kalinga.
    • This is in tune with the initiative of the Union government to promote solar power and the objective to achieve 100 GW of solar power by 2022 as part of the National Solar Mission.
    • Launched in 2010, the National Solar Mission is one of the eight key components of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).
  • INS Kalinga is a premier Naval Establishment located on the Visakhapatnam- Bheemunipatnam beach road under the Eastern Naval Command.

Key Points

  • The Missile Park ‘Agneeprastha’ aims to capture glimpses of missile history of INS Kalinga from its establishment in 1981 till date.
  • It will be dedicated to all the officers, sailors and support staff of INS Kalinga.
  • It will also commemorate the award of the prestigious Unit Citation to INS Kalinga for the year 2018-19.
  • It has been set up with a replica of missiles and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) that showcase the evolution of missiles handled by the unit.
  • P-70 'Ametist', an underwater launched anti-ship missile from the arsenal of the old 'Chakra' (Charlie-1 submarine) which was in service with Indian Navy during 1988-91 is the main attraction point in the Park.
  • Agneeprastha will provide a one-stop arena for motivation and stimulation of curious minds regarding the missiles and related technologies, from school children to Naval personnel and their families.

Source: PIB

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