New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greeting to Navy personnel on the occasion of Navy Day.
PM Modi conveyed his greeting through a tweet on his official Twitter handle.
"Navy Day greetings to all Navy personnel and their families. We cherish the vital role of the Navy and salute the bravery of our Navy personnel," he tweeted.
Navy Day greetings to all navy personnel & their families. We cherish the vital role of the navy & salute the bravery of our navy personnel.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 4, 2016
The greetings came in the wake of heads of the three services of Indian Armed Forces - Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, Army chief General Dalbir Suhag and chief of the Indian Air Forces Arup Raha paying tribute to the Amar Jawan Jyoti at Indian Gate in New Delhi today.
Navy Chief along with Army & Air Force Chiefs to pay homage at AJJ India Gate on the occasion of Navy Day in a short while pic.twitter.com/Z76VbsT5Fs
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) December 4, 2016
Navy chief Sunil Lanba too extended his greetings and said, "On Navy Day, I assure nation that Navy is fully combat-ready&prepared to protect our maritime interest in Indian ocean."
On Navy Day,I assure nation that Navy is fully combat-ready&prepared to protect our maritime interest in Indian ocean-Navy chief Sunil Lanba pic.twitter.com/C0M5fomPaK
— ANI (@ANI_news) December 4, 2016
This year will mark the 45th anniversary of the Navy Day in India.
The day is celebrated to commemorate the start of Operation Trident at the time of the Indo-Pakistan war in the year 1971. In one-night attack, the Indian Navy sank three vessels near the largest Pakistani port of Karachi.