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Indian Navy’s first full-fledged Service Selection Board (SSB) at Kolkata

Indian Navy’s first full-fledged Service Selection Board (SSB) at Kolkata

Now Indian Defence forces who are preparing to join Indian Navy from Eastern & South East part of India will have one more option for getting SSB to their nearest location as new SSB center has been inaugurated by Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba. The Indian Navy’s first full-fledged Service Selection Board (SSB) was inaugurated by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba at Diamond Harbour near Kolkata. It is the fifth SSB of the Indian Navy and will cater for a selection of both permanent and short service commission (SSC) officers, the candidates who will go for Short Service Commissioning and Permanent Commissioning will be getting this SSB Centre as per their location.

The SSB, Kolkata is spread over 27 acres on the banks of the Hooghly.

The SSB center is at Diamond Harbour, Kolkata will boost the induction of officers, both men, and women, into the Indian Navy. Its location will reduce the travel time and effort for candidates from Northern and North Eastern parts of the country as many time candidates have to travel a lot to reach SSB center for other parts of the country.

This selection board at this riverside town on the banks of the Hooghly situated 50 km from Kolkata, It is also capable of screening over 200 candidates at a time, and is expected that it will assess 10,000 to 12,000 candidates in a year.
Latest psychological testing software, most advanced accommodation, fiber optics-enabled LAN connectivity, and a selection management system — for assessing candidates aspiring to become officers in the Indian Navy have been set up in this SSB center, the official said.

Inaugurating the SSB, the chief of the Naval Staff appreciated the efforts of all agencies, including INS Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the Bengal area naval headquarters, for setting up the board in an appreciable time frame.

The other boards of Indian Navy are located in:

  • Bhopal
  • Bengaluru
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Coimbatore

Know about Indian Navy:

  • Founded on: 1612
  • Supreme Commander: President Ram NathKovind
  • Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS): Admiral Sunil Lanba
  • Vice Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS): Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar
  • Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (DCNS): Vice Admiral MS Pawar
  • It is a part of the Indian Armed Forces. It is responsible to safeguard the nation’s maritime borders.
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