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  • Navy Day being celebrated today

    Published on December 4, 2019

    Navy Day is being celebrated by Southern Naval Command in Kochi today. Vice Admiral A K Chawla, Flag Officer and Commander-in-Chief of Southern Naval Command, laid a wreath during a solemn ceremony conducted at the war memorial in the Naval Base to pay homage to the Navymen who made the supreme sacrifice while defending the nation.

    Our correspondent reports that warships of Southern Naval Command were also dressed with multiple signal flags to mark the festive occasion. Navy Day is celebrated every year to commemorate the Indian Navy’s audacious and devastating attack on Karachi harbour on this day during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, which contributed to the ultimate victory of the Indian Armed forces over Pakistan.

    In Visakhapatnam, The Eastern Naval Command will showcase the Indian Navy’s operational capabilities and activities that have been taken up by the Indian navy on the high seas with an Operational Demonstration at RK Beach today evening to commemorate the Navy Day celebrations. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy would be the Chief Guest for the occasion.  The Navy Day operation demonstration gives an opportunity to the public to have a closer glimpse at the multifarious activities of the Navy and the challenges that naval personnel come across at sea as part of their day to day responsibility towards the securing the Nations interest and sea coast security.

    As part of the Navy Day celebrations, Eastern Naval Command organized a Navy Symphonic Band Concert with its team of skilled musician sailors at Samudrika Auditorium on Sunday. Governor of Andhra Pradesh Biswa Bhusan Harichandan witnessed the event. The Governor was received at INS Dega and a presented ceremonial Guard of Honour on his arrival.

    In Mumbai, a Beating Retreat and Tattoo ceremony will be held at the Gateway of India this evening as part of the ongoing celebrations of Navy Week to mark of Indian Navy Day. A fly-past and Op demo by naval helicopters, continuity drill, Beating Retreat and Sunset ceremony will be conducted in the presence of distinguished Navy officers and invitees. As part of these celebrations, later in the week, a joint band concert of Indian Navy central band and Russian Federation Navy band will held at Colaba, in Mumbai.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that valuable service and sacrifice rendered by our Navy have made our nation stronger and safer. Mr Modi saluted courageous navy personnel on the Navy Day.

    On the eve of Navy Day yesterday, Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh assured the nation that the Navy is fully prepared to deal with national security challenges.

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