Navy resumes training at Manasbal lake in J&K after 33 years

The Indian Navy has revived its training area at the Manasbal lake in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, 33 years after it was closed following the eruption of terrorism in the erstwhile state.

The facility at the Manasbal lake in the central Kashmir district was excellent for the naval training of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in Jammu and Kashmir. However, due to the deterioration of the security situation, the site had to be abandoned in 1989 and the training areas were shifted to Mansar Lake in Jammu, officials said.

With an improvement in the security situation in Kashmir, the naval training area has been successfully revived after a gap of 33 years, they said.

The officials said that a suitable camping site along with adequate infrastructure has been provided by the Manasbal Development Authority on the lakefront and two naval training boats have been shifted here from Mansar.