President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday extended greetings to naval personnel on the occasion of Navy Day and said current geostrategic environment has increased their role in protecting nation's maritime interests.
India on Thursday celebrated 43rd Navy Day, with Chief of Naval staff Admiral Robin K Dhowan saying the Navy personnel would rededicate themselves to the service of the nation.
Speaking on the eve of the 43rd Navy Day, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Robin K Dhowan, said on Wednesday that the operational tempo of the Indian Navy was at an all-time high.
A range of activities will be held to commemorate the successful operation conducted by Indian Navy during 1971 war, observed as Navy Day on December 4.
Navy Day was celebrated at the Southern Naval Command, here with a solemn memorial service for the departed shipmates.
The Eastern Naval Command has lined up a number of spectacular events to mark the Navy Day celebrations here on December 4.
Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Naval Command, in paying floral tributes at the War Memorial at the Naval Base on Navy Day.
The Indian Navy got embroiled in a controversy on Sunday when in an advertisement released on the occasion of Navy Day (December 4), a Chinese fighter jet was featured instead of an Indian aircraft.
The Indian Navy commemorated its
action on this day in 1971 at the Karachi Harbour during the
Indo-Pakistan war by celebrating Navy Day on Saturday.
The three chiefs of Defence staff on Friday, on the occasion of Navy Day paid their homage to the martyrs at the national war memorial at India Gate.
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