INS Chilka one of the premier Basic Training Establishments for sailors of the Indian Navy, , Commissioned on 21st February 1980. The History of the state of Orissa abounds in glorious maritime traditions. Washed by the blue sea on the Eastern coast of Orissa, It has the distinction of being endowed liberally with the bounties of Nature and glorious achievement of its great people. INS Chilka is 105 Kms. South of Bhubaneswar on National highway No. 5 and the Howrah-Chennai Railway line. The Naval base is situated upon the vast green expanses bordering the historic Chilka Lake and spreads over an area of 1530 acres. Chilka is largest brackish water lagoon of our country. It is the connected to the Bay of Bengal by two openings. The first is a sandbank which forms a natural lake mouth and is 60 mtrs in width; the other is an artificial canal of about 10 mtrs in width and 12kms in length. Dotted with over 100 tiny and beautiful islands Chilka covers a span of about 650 to 1150 sq. kms.
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