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India celebrates Navy Day; Navy Chief, VCOAS, Air Vice Chief pay tributes at National War Memorial

New Delhi: India is celebrating its Navy Day today in remembrance of the launch of Operation Trident during the Indo-Pak war in 1971.

Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh along with VCOAS Lt Gen MM Naravane, and Vice Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal HS Arora paid tributes at the National War Memorial on Wednesday on the occasion of Navy Day.

This year the theme of the Navy Day is titled “Indian Navy Salient , Strong and Swift’.

On December 4, 1971, the Indian Navy sank four Pakistani vessels including PNS Khaibar killing over 500 Pakistani Navy personnel in the Operation Trident. The Indian Navy did not suffer any losses.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “On Navy Day, we salute our courageous navy personnel. Their valuable service and sacrifice have made our nation stronger and safer.”

President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, “On Navy Day, my good wishes to all officers and men and women of the Indian Navy. Nation is proud of your commitment in protecting our maritime frontiers, securing our trade routes, and providing assistance in times of civil emergencies. May you ever rule the waters. Jai Hind!”

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh conveyed his best wishes on the occasion of Navy Day.

He tweeted, “On the Navy Day, I convey my best wishes and greetings to all the @indiannavy personnel and their families. The nation has unwavering faith and pride in the Indian Navy. It is the manifestation of India’s maritime power. We salute their indomitable courage and valour.”

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