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PM salutes Navy personnel

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today saluted Navy personnel on the Navy Day for their "impregnable spirit" and "utmost devotion" and said the force is an "unparalleled asset" to the nation.

"On #NavyDay, I salute our Navy personnel and the impregnable spirit & utmost devotion with which they protect our Motherland," Modi tweeted.

In another tweet, he said, "The steadfast dedication & valour of our Navy Personnel is an unparalleled asset for our Nation."

Modi also paid tributes to late Prime Minister I K Gujral on his birth anniversary.

"We remember Shri IK Gujral on his birth anniversary. His scholarly & warm nature won him several admirers across the political spectrum," he tweeted.

Gujral was born on this day in 1919 and he passed away on November 30, 2012. He was the 12th prime minister for 11 months from April 21, 1997.

The Prime Minister also paid tributes to former President R Venkataraman on his birth anniversary, saying, "he served India tirelessly through his long years in public life."

Venkataraman was born on this day in 1910 and passed away on January 27, 2009.

He served as the President between July 25, 1987 and July 25, 1992.

First Published: Thu, December 04 2014. 15:30 IST