Navy Day: PM Modi salutes bravery of Indian Navy personnel

New Delhi [India], Dec. 4 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greetings to all personnel of the Indian Navy and their families on the occasion of Navy Day.

"Navy Day greetings to all navy personnel (and) their families. We cherish the vital role of the navy (and) salute the bravery of our navy personnel," the Prime Minister tweeted.

Indian Navy Chief Sunil Lanba along with Chief of Army Staff Dalbir Singh and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha paid homage at the war memorial 'Amar Jawan Jyoti' in the national capital.

"On Navy Day, I assure nation that Navy is fully combat-ready and prepared to protect our maritime interest in Indian ocean," Admiral Lanba told the media her5e.

The day is observed on 4th of December every year to celebrate the magnificence, achievements and role of the naval force to the country.

During the India-Pakistan war of 1971, the Indian Navy played a significant role in the bombing of the Karachi harbour.

The name of the operation was Operation Trident and it was launched on 4th December..

Source: ANI