Navy Day 2020 PM Modi extols Indian Navy For Protecting Our Coasts
December 4 is celebrated as the Indian Navy Day every year and this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his warm greetings to all the navy personnel and their families while extolling them for protecting our coasts and keeping us safe. The theme for Navy Day 2020 is "Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible & Cohesive".
"Navy Day greetings to all our 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," PM Modi said in a tweet.
On the other hand, addressing a press conference on the eve of the Navy Day, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh underlined the dual challenges of Covid-19 and Chinese incursions on Northern borders that India faces and assured that the Navy is ready to face all of it.
What is Navy Day?
Indian Navy Day is celebrated every year on December 4 to commemorate the Indian Navy's 'Operation Trident' attack on the Karachi harbour during the India-Pakistan war in 1971. The decisive naval action heralded the victory of India over Pakistan in the Indo-Pak War of 1971.
The day also highlights the role of the Navy in securing the country's marine borders.
How is Navy Day celebrated?
On Navy Day, various events are organised by the Indian Navy to reach out to the citizens through various mass contact programmes. This year, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the outreach has turned largely virtual. Some of the activities include the 360-degree Virtual Reality Tour of INS Vikramaditya. While watching the video, viewers will be able to explore the flight deck and other unclassified areas in 360 degrees using smartphones or other devices, reported ANI.