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Indian fleet draw appreciation on Navy Day

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Indian maritime forces on Tuesday was celebrated for their role in the 1971 India-War as leaders from across party lines hailed its men and women on Indian Day.

and were among the firsts on to pay their tributes to the naval force.

"On Day, my good wishes to all men and women of the Nation is proud of your commitment to protecting our maritime frontiers, securing our trade routes, and providing assistance in times of humanitarian emergencies," their Commander-in-Chief tweeted.

"greetings to all valorous personnel of the and their families. is grateful to our Navy for protecting the nation and the commendable role the Navy plays during disaster relief," Modi said.

In the attack in 1971, the sank four Pakistani vessels and ravaged the harbour fuel fields killing over 500 personnel.

Three missile boats of the Indian Navy, INS Nipat, INS Nirghat, and INS Veer played a pivotal role in the attack. is celebrated annually on December 4 every year to honour that maritime operation.

said Navy Day "serves as a reminder to our enemies, of our strength and valour when the hour beckons".

"Navy Day is celebrated to honour the victorious, martyrs and veterans of the Indian Navy. This day also serves as a reminder to our enemies, of our strength and valour when the hour beckons. My best wishes to all ranks of the Indian Navy. Jai Hind," he tweeted.

N. Chandrababu Naidu, Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal and also paid their tributes to the Navy.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 11:24 IST
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