Navy Day is celebrated annually on December 4 every year to honor the maritime operations by the Navy during the 1971 Indo-Pak war and also work towards securing the country’s marine borders and bolstering relationships with other countries through humanitarian missions, calamity relief, and joint exercises. The Indian Navy is the marine branch of the Indian Armed Forces and is led by the President of India as Commander-in-Chief. The Maratha Emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle is considered as ‘Father of the Indian Navy’. On Navy Day, leaders paid tributes to the “guardians of the sea” with their heartfelt tweets.
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, “On Navy Day, my good wishes to all men and women of the Indian Navy. The nation is proud of your commitment to protecting our maritime frontiers, securing our trade routes, and providing assistance in times of humanitarian emergencies #PresidentKovind”.
By karan Arora Mohali