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Campbell Bay (Great Nicobar)

Campbell Bay
कैम्पबेल बे
Town
Campbell Bay is located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Campbell Bay
Campbell Bay
Location in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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Country  India
Union Territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands
District Nicobar
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)

Campbell Bay (Hindi: कैम्पबेल बे) is located on the island of Great Nicobar, the largest of the Nicobar Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean some 190 km to the north of Sumatra.

One can reach Campbell Bay from Port Blair by Pawan Hans Helicopter service. Inter Island Boat from Port Blair is also available which usually travels via Little Andaman, Car Nicobar and Nancowry en route to Campbell Bay.

National park

Campbell Bay National Park is a part of Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. This national park is spread over 426 km2 in the northern part of Great Nicobar. The park reserve's flora includes tropical evergreen forest, tree fern, and orchids and fauna includes Crab-eating macaque, giant robber crab, megapode, and Nicobar pigeon.This comes along the basin side of Glatiya river.The capital of these islands is Portblair, these Islands were named Swaraj Shahid Island by Netaji Subash Chandra bose.

INS Baaz

INS Baaz was inaugurated on 31 July 2012 by Admiral Nirmal Verma of Indian Navy.[1][2] INS BAAZ is a full-fledged "forward operating base" of the Indian Naval Air Arm at the very southernmost tip of the Andaman Nicobar Islands. The Naval Air Station (NAS) Campbell Bay overlooking the six degree Channel, one of the most crucial shipping lanes of the world, will soon become India's eye over the Malacca strait and the Bay of Bengal.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Press Information Bureau: Government of India news site". Pibmumbai.gov.in. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  2. ^ Vinay Kumar (2012-07-27). "News / National : Naval air station opened in Campbell Bay". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Countering China: India's Baaz to spy on the Malacca Strait | IDB - Indian Defence Forum". Indiandefenceboard.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  4. ^ "'"Defence News - India Now Commands The Strait Of Malacca With Naval Base 'INS Baaz. Defencenews.in. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
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