NauSena Day Today | PM Modi lauds bravery of Indian Navy personnel | Photo Gallery
India celebrates Nausena (Navy) Day on 4th December to commemorate India’s victory in the India-Pakistan war in 1971 when missile boats of the Indian Navy carried out a deadly attack on Karachi Harbour. The mission titled as Operation Trident commenced on the same date.
As India gears up to celebrate Navy Day on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted the bravery of the naval forces. In a tweet, PM Modi said that the country cherishes the role played by the Navy. “Navy Day greetings to all navy personnel & their families. We cherish the vital role of the navy & salute the bravery of our navy personnel.”
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
Earlier, thousands of people thronged RK Beach in Visakhapatnam on Friday evening to witness the final dress rehearsal for the operational demonstration to be held on Navy Day.
This year has also been an eventful one for the Indian Navy as the International Fleet Review was held in Vizag in February where more than 50 countries participated.
We bring to you some beautiful photos from Indian Navy on this occasion.
According to the officials, the Easter Naval Command will give an operational demonstration of naval ships and aircraft to showcase the capability and versatility of Naval ships in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh today. The sources say that at least 24 ships and 17 naval aircraft are expected to participate in in 2016 Navy Day demonstration.
Several other leaders apart from the Prime Minister also sent out their greetings to the Navy including Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. “On this Navy Day, my greetings to all officers, sailors & civilians of the Indian Navy. Wishing them continued success,” Parrikar wrote in a tweet.