The Navy Day celebrations took place outside of Delhi for the first time. The “Guest of Honor” for the “Operational Demonstration” at Visakhapatnam, showcasing the naval combat prowess, is President Droupadi Murmu.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded the Indian Navy on Navy Day, saying it has steadfastly protected our nation and distinguished itself with its humanitarian spirit during challenging times.
The day is observed annually to commemorate the accomplishments of the Indian Navy in “Operation Trident” during the Indo-Pak War of 1971.
Leading the nation in greetings were Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. “Best wishes on Navy Day to all navy personnel and their families. We in India are proud of our rich maritime history,” PM Modi tweeted, as he further added: “The Indian Navy has steadfastly protected our nation and has distinguished itself with its humanitarian spirit during challenging times.” The Prime Minister also posted an audio message that accompanied the visuals shared on Twitter.