Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) - The unified nature of the military setup in the islands has existed since the early 1970s. In the aftermath of the Kargil operations, the importance of unified operations under a central command was felt necessary to handle present day conflicts, more so in the A&N region. As a result of the Kargil Review Committee and on recommendations of Group of Ministers, the Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC) was commissioned on 08 Oct 2001 as the first unified Command, comprising the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. Vice Admiral Arun Prakash was the first Commander ? in ? Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN).