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PHOTOS: The colourful Navy Day celebrations

December 05, 2019 00:40 IST

Navy Day was celebrated by all the Naval Commands in the country on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Navy personnel, saying their service and sacrifice has made India safer.

'On Navy Day, we salute our courageous Navy personnel. Their valuable service and sacrifice have made our nation stronger and safer,' Modi tweeted.

 

He also posted a short video on Indian Naval history.

Following are a few glimpses of the celebrations.

IMAGE: India Navy personnel perform with rifles during Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai on Wednesday. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo

IMAGE: This year the theme of the Navy Day is 'Indian Navy-Salient, Strong and Swift'. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo

IMAGE: : Navy personnel display their skills during Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Navy Day is celebrated to commemorate the attack on the Karachi harbour during the Indo-Pakistan war on this day in 1971 by the Indian Navy. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Russian Federation Navy band performs during the celebrations in Mumbai. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo

IMAGE: During the India-Pakistan war of 1971, the Indian Navy had launched Operation Trident on this day and played a significant role in the bombing of the Karachi harbour. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Navy personnel display their skills as part of celebrations in Mumbai. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo

IMAGE: President Ram Nath Kovind, First Lady Savita Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh accompanied by Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, during an At Home reception on the occasion of Navy Day, in New Delhi. Photograph: Twitter/PTI Photo

IMAGE: The PM, accompanied by the Navy Chief, meets guests during the At Home reception. Photograph: Twitter/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Indian Navy band performs during Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo
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