“Indian Navy has steadfastly protected our nation”: PM Modi’s greetings on Navy Day

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended greetings to the Indian Navy and their families on Navy Day, saying it has steadfastly protected our nation and distinguished itself with its humanitarian spirit during challenging times.

“Best wishes on Navy Day to all navy personnel and their families. We in India are proud of our rich maritime history,” Modi said in a tweet.

“The Indian Navy has steadfastly protected our nation and has distinguished itself with its humanitarian spirit during challenging times,” the prime minister said.

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Indian Navy at forefront of keeping country safe: Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh extended greetings on Navy Day, saying the Indian Navy is at the forefront of keeping our country safe by ensuring impeccable maritime security.

“Greetings to all @IndianNavy personnel on #NavyDay. The Indian Navy is at the forefront of keeping our country safe by ensuring impeccable maritime security. The nation is proud of Indian Navy’s valour, courage, commitment and professionalism,” Rajnath Singh tweeted.

He also shared a video from the Indian Navy with the tweet showcasing the combat-ready capability of the Navy.

India celebrates December 4 as Navy Day, every year, to acknowledge the role of the Indian Navy and commemorate its achievements in ‘Operation Trident’ during the 1971 Indo-Pak War.

This year, as India ushers in the ‘Amrit Kaal’ with the commencement of the celebrations of 75 years of her independence, the Indian Navy is all set to demonstrate India’s combat prowess and capability through an ‘Operational Demonstration’ at Visakhapatnam on Sunday, (December 4).

The President of India and the supreme commander of the armed forces, Droupadi Murmu will attend the Navy Day celebrations program organised by Eastern Naval Command on Sunday in Visakhapatnam.

The Navy Day celebrations are aimed at fostering greater outreach, renewing maritime consciousness amongst our citizens and highlights the Navy’s contributions towards national security.

Operation Trident was an offensive operation launched by the Indian Navy on Pakistan’s port city of Karachi during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. It saw the first use of anti-ship missiles in combat in the region. The operation was conducted on the night of 4–5 December and inflicted heavy damage on Pakistani vessels and facilities.

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