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Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurates the newly-constructed Headquarters of the Indian Navy ‘Nausena Bhawan’ at Delhi Cantt.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurates the newly-constructed Headquarters of the Indian Navy ‘Nausena Bhawan’ at Delhi Cantt.

Nausena Bhawan, the newly-constructed Headquarters of the Indian Navy, located at Delhi Cantt. was officially inaugurated by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh on March 15, 2024. The inauguration marks a significant milestone for the Indian Navy as it establishes its first independent headquarters in Delhi.

Previously, the Navy operated from 13 different locations, necessitating a consolidated and purpose-built facility such as Nausena Bhawan. The architectural design of Nausena Bhawan was selected through a rigorous all-India Competition process, ensuring the building’s functionality and aesthetic appeal. Comprising three wings across four stories, the building incorporates innovative construction technologies to optimize efficiency and sustainability.

Efforts toward energy and water conservation are evident throughout the complex, with the integration of solar generation systems and advanced building materials. The Hybrid Reinforced Cement Concrete Construction system enables the construction of large spans with maximum speed, while the building’s design emphasises integration with natural elements through landscaped gardens and internal courtyards.

Internally, Nausena Bhawan boasts a comfortable and congenial atmosphere facilitated by a Central Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning system utilising Advanced Oxidation Plasma technology. Moreover, the complex is equipped with a state-of-the-art Integrated Building Management System, ensuring efficient coordination and monitoring of security services and utility systems.

The building has achieved a Green Rating IV under the Integrated Habitability Assessment, underscoring its commitment to sustainable practices. Additionally, the complex features a comprehensive three-tier security system, including cutting-edge technologies such as Automatic Underbelly scanning of vehicles, Power fence, Face Recognition Cameras, Bollards, Vehicle Stoppers, Access Control, and Security Cameras.

In line with modern office practices, Nausena Bhawan is equipped with extensive IT infrastructure supported by UPS systems, promoting a paperless work environment and meeting the stringent network requirements of the Navy. The inauguration represents a significant step forward for the Indian Navy, providing a centralised and technologically advanced headquarters that reflects the nation’s commitment to maritime excellence and national security.

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