ABOUT ROSS ISLAND
Location: Ross Island, Port Blair.
Ever since Dr. James Pattison Walker arrived in Port Blair aboard the East India Company's steam frigate 'Senuramis' on 10 March 1858, this island remained under British occupation till 1942. From 1942 to 1945, the island was under the occupation of Japanese. However, the allies reoccupied the island in 1945 and later abandoned it. During British occupation, this island was the seat of power of the British.In April 1979, the island was handed over to the Indian Navy, which set up a small post, INS Jarawa, named after one of the indigenous tribes of the Andaman group of islands.