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Navy Day: Senior Defense Forces pay their respects at the National War Memorial

Senior Indian Armed Forces officers paid their respects at the National War Memorial on Sunday and commemorated the bombardment and destruction of the port of Karachi during Operation Trident during the 1971 war against Pakistan, according to defense officials .

Chief of Defense Staff General Anil Chauhan, Chief of Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari and Chief of Navy Admiral R Hari Kumar, were among the officials who paid tribute on the occasion of Navy Day.

“Commemorating the glorious achievement of the bombardment and destruction of the port of Karachi during Operation TRIDENT during the 1971 war, a tribute was paid by General CDS Anil Chauhan, the Chief of the IAF, Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari and Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar at the National War Memorial,” the Defense said. officials said.

India celebrates December 4 as Navy Day, every year, to recognize the role of the Indian Navy and commemorate its achievements in “Operation Trident” during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his Navy Day greetings and said the force, while “constantly” protecting the nation, was distinguished by its humanitarian spirit.

“Best wishes on Navy Day to all Navy personnel and their families. In India, we are proud of our rich maritime history. Indian Navy has staunchly protected our nation and distinguished itself with its humanitarian spirit during difficult times,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also sent his Navy Day greetings saying the nation was proud of the valor, courage, commitment and professionalism of the Indian Navy.

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

He also shared a video of the Indian Navy along with the tweet showing the Navy’s combat readiness capability.

Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Admiral R Hari Kumar remembered and paid tribute to the braves of India for the supreme sacrifice they made to protect the nation.

“We reaffirm our unwavering commitment to preserve, protect and promote our national interests and to remain a #CombatReady #Credible #Cohesive & #FutureProof force. We honor the supreme sacrifices of our Bravehearts and our Veterans,” the door tweeted. -says Indian Navy, quoting Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar.

This year, as India inaugurates the ‘Amrit Kaal’ with the start of the 75th anniversary celebrations of its independence, the Indian Navy is ready to demonstrate India’s combat prowess and capabilities through an ‘Operational Demonstration ‘ in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, December 04, 2022.

This year, for the first time, Navy Day celebrations are taking place outside the nation’s capital. The ships, submarines, aircraft and special forces of the Indian Navy from the Eastern, Western and Southern Naval Command would showcase the capability and versatility of the Indian Navy. The event will conclude with a sunset ceremony and illumination by the ships at anchor.

As part of Navy Day, ENC started a full dress rehearsal Friday night at Rama Krishna Beach for the Navy Day program on December 4th. INS Tarangini, INS Jalashwa, the largest amphibious transport dock and fifteen warships including submarines and aircraft participated near the seashore of Rama Krishna beach in Visakhapatnam.

The iconic MIG-29K fighter jet, which includes part of the air assets aboard the aircraft carriers INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant, is also expected to be part of the December 4 air show. The P-8I Poseidon also performed a low-level flyover, captivating the audience with its gigantic size.

Various helicopters such as the reliable Chetaks, the locally built ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter) and the large UH 3H. Naval personnel also rehearsed a search and rescue operation at sea with a UH 3H off the coast. The silhouetted image of warships, decorated with electric lights and firing flares, simulating a wartime scenario, provided a striking sight against the backdrop of the evening sky.

Navy Day celebrations are intended to foster greater awareness, renew maritime awareness among our citizens, and highlight the Navy’s contributions to national security.

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