Pune, June 21, 2020: Four trainee sailors of INS Shivaji Lonavla, which is one of the premier training establishments of Indian Navy, have been found COVID19 positive. They had returned from leave recently. According to officials, the trainee hostel block has been sanitized and restrictions have been imposed on the movement of Naval personnel in INS Shivaji campus.
INS Shivaji was established in 1945 and it is one of the premier training establishments of Indian Navy. The establishment has been entrusted with the responsibility of imparting training to officers and sailors of the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and friendly foreign navies in the domains of Marine Engineering. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence including Damage Control and Fire Fighting, Main & Auxiliary Controls.
Overall, the establishment conducts more than 500 courses for officers and sailors and has an annual training throughput of more than 2800 officers and 7800 sailors. Shivaji also has the proud privilege of imparting training to personnel from 20 countries worldwide with an annual throughput of over 250 international trainees on an average.