New Delhi, Dec 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted personnel of the Indian Navy on Navy Day today, saying our navy personnel have always been at the forefront of mitigating crisis situations like natural disasters.
Taking twitter handled, “Greetings on Navy Day. We are proud of the exemplary contributions of the Indian navy. Our navy is widely respected for its professionalism and outstanding courage. Our navy personnel have always been at the forefront of mitigating crisis situations like natural disasters.”
President Ram Nath Kovind also greeted the naval personnel and the families on the occasion.
He tweeted, “On Navy Day, greetings to all Navy personnel, veterans and their families. Besides safeguarding maritime security and protecting our interests in the sea, our Navy also played a stellar role in coping with the COVID-19 related crises. Indians remain grateful for your service.”
Union home minister Amit Shah also tweeted, “Greetings to our brave Indian Navy personnel and their families on the special occasion of #NavyDay.
The nation is proud of our valorous Naval force for their commitment towards securing India’s maritime interests and helping the countrymen during the civil emergencies.”
Navy Day is celebrated every year on December 4 to commemorate the attack on the Karachi harbour during the India-Pakistan war in 1971.
On this day, the Indian Navy’s attack on Karachi harbour contributed to the ultimate victory of the Indian Armed Forces over Pakistan.