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Jailtley Lays Foundation Stone for Nau Sena Bhawan

New Delhi: The foundation stone for the Naval Headquarters building complex named as ‘Nau Sena Bhawan’, was laid by Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley here today. On this occasion Minister of State for Defence Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh, Defence Secretary Shri RK Mathur, Shri Arunava Dutt, Financial Advisor (Defence Services), Shri Avinash Chander, Scientific Advisor to RM and Secretary Department of Defence (R&D) & DG DRDO, and other senior officials of MoD and Navy were present. The state-of-the-art ‘Nau Sena Bhawan’ complex will be constructed adjacent to the DRDO Headquarters building on the land allotted to the Navy by the Ministry of Urban Development. While addressing the gathering, Admiral RK Dhowan emphasised that the construction of the building complex would mark a new high in terms of quality, ergonomics, time and Green factors. Having the same ‘facade’ as the existing DRDO building, the complex would be futuristic in design, space, habitability, parking and environmental aspects that would conform to the heritage norms of ‘Lutyens Bunglow Zone (LBZ)’ and imbibe modern ‘Green eco-friendly’ norms with’ zero-carbon footprints’. The construction of the complex would be steered by DRDO and would be in conformity with architectural surroundings, aesthetics and ambience of the area. The project would make use of latest construction technologies, materials, services and GRIHA norms giving due consideration to landscaping, energy & water conservation and solar power generation. At present, the Navy’s establishments in New Delhi function out of various dispersed locations, including the South Block, Sena Bhavan, A-Block hutments, buildings in R K Puram, Kailash Colony and Yashwant Place. The new headquarters complex will house offices of the Navy, which are required to be in close vicinity of South Block for functional requirements.

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Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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