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President Kovind, V-P Naidu, PM Modi extends wishes on Navy Day

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh extended greetings to navy personnel and their families on the occasion of Navy Day

President Ram Nath Kovind greeted the Navy personnel, veterans and their families on the occasion of Navy Day on Friday and said he was proud of their commitment in protecting India’s maritime frontiers. “Best wishes to all personnel for the outstanding force. Indian Navy is at forefront of keeping our seas safe by ensuring maritime security,” Kovind said.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday greeted navy personnel on Navy Day and lauded their bravery and selfless service in defending the country.

Navy Day is observed on this day to recall the heroic actions of the Indian Navy in the 1971 India-Pakistan War when it had hit the Karachi harbour hard in one of its operations.

“My greetings to all the navy personnel on Navy Day today. Let us all salute our navy personnel for their bravery, dedication and patriotism and selfless service in protecting the nation. My best wishes to all the navy personnel and their families,” the Vice President Secretariat tweeted quoting Naidu.

“I salute their valour, courage and professionalism,” he added.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished all the valorous navy personnel and their families.

“The Indian navy fearlessly protects our coasts and also renders humanitarian assistance in times of need. We also remember India’s rich maritime tradition over centuries,” Modi said.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday extended greetings to navy personnel and their families on the occasion of Navy Day.

Rajnath Singh’s tweet read, “On the occasion of #indiannavyday2020 my greetings and best wishes to all personnel of this outstanding force. The @indiannavy is at the forefront of keeping our seas safe by ensuring maritime security. I salute their valour, courage and professionalism.”

Spokesperson of the Indian Navy at IHQ MoD(Navy) and DPR, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi, in a tweet said, “On the occasion of #NavyDay2020 we reaffirm #IndianNavy’s steadfast commitment to the service of the Nation and towards ensuring our Maritime Security & Territorial Integrity” Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff & all personnel of Indian Navy.”

Navy Day is celebrated on December 4 every year to recognise the achievements and role of the Indian Navy in the country.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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