Indian Navy: Indian Navy Day is celebrated every year on 4 December. Indian Navy organizes many programs to celebrate this special day. On this occasion, early in the morning, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar visited the National War Memorial in Delhi and paid tribute to the martyrs. CDS General Anil Chauhan, Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary and Vice Army Chief Lieutenant General BS Raju were also present along with the Navy Chief.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the Indian Navy on Navy Day. PM Modi wrote, “Best wishes to all the marines and their families on Navy Day. We in India are proud of your rich maritime history. The Indian Navy has staunchly protected our nation and distinguished itself by its humanitarian spirit even in difficult times.
Defense Minister also congratulated
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh wished all the marines on this occasion. The Defense Minister said that the Indian Navy is at the forefront of keeping our country safe by ensuring impeccable maritime security. The nation is proud of the valour, courage, commitment and professionalism of the Indian Navy.
The main reason for celebrating Navy Day
The history of Navy Day is also related to Pakistan. This day is celebrated to salute the bravery of the Indian Navy in the 1971 war with Pakistan. In the 1971 war, the Navy had wreaked havoc on Pakistan’s Karachi port. The back of the Pak Navy was broken in the attack of the Indian Navy. Karachi port was burning for three days. Navy Day is celebrated only in the memory of this bravery.
‘Will become self-sufficient navy by 2047’
The Navy Chief said, “Recent global events underline that we cannot depend on others for our security needs, the government has given us very clear guidelines on ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and the top leadership One of the commitments of the Navy is that we will become an Atmanirbhar Navy by 2047.”
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