Navy Day 2021: President Kovind, Narendra Modi salute forces for 'outstanding courage and professionalism'

Navy Day is celebrated every December 4, as on this day in 1971 during the Indo-Pak war Indian Navy undertook Operation Trident in which its missile boats carried out an audacious attack to sink enemy ships

FP Staff December 04, 2021 12:09:23 IST
Navy Day 2021: President Kovind, Narendra Modi salute forces for 'outstanding courage and professionalism'

Representational image. ANI

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other political leaders greeted all the Navy personnel on the occasion of 'Navy Day'.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that besides safeguarding the country's maritime security and protecting its interests in the sea, the navy also played a stellar role in managing the Covid-related crises.


"Indians remain grateful for your service," the president said, greeting all Navy personnel, veterans and their families on the Navy Day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too praised the navy personnel for their outstanding courage and professionalism.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also extended his wishes to the Indian Navy, saying the nation was proud of them and their "stellar role in safeguarding India's national interests, maritime security and territorial integrity".

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also wished the Navy on the occasion.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called Navy an “outstanding force” which protects national interest.

Uttar Pradesh's chief minister Yogi Adityanath extended his wishes on India's social messaging app — Koo.

Navy Day 2021 President Kovind Narendra Modi salute forces for outstanding courage and professionalism

BJP national president J P Nadda also took to Twitter to extend his warm wishes and said, "The Indian Navy is playing an important role in safegaurding our coasts and serving the country during calamities. India is proud of our valorous navy personnel."

Navy Day is celebrated every December 4, as on this day in 1971 during the Indo-Pak war Indian Navy undertook Operation Trident in which its missile boats carried out an audacious attack to sink enemy ships.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date:

also read

46th Indian Navy Day: All you need to know about Operation Trident and the force's 'silent service'
India

46th Indian Navy Day: All you need to know about Operation Trident and the force's 'silent service'

Navy Day, 4 December, holds an underlying story of the force's valour, that brought victory for India in the 1971 war against Pakistan.

First woman pilot of Indian Navy, Lieutenant Shivangi to join naval operations today; set to get authorisation to fly Dornier aircraft
India

First woman pilot of Indian Navy, Lieutenant Shivangi to join naval operations today; set to get authorisation to fly Dornier aircraft

First woman pilot of Indian Navy will join Naval operations here on 2 December, two days ahead of Navy Day on December 4, a Defence source said in Kochi on Thursday

Narendra Modi takes to Twitter to extend greetings on Navy Day
India

Narendra Modi takes to Twitter to extend greetings on Navy Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted Indian naval personnel on the occasion of Navy Day.