14:39 GMT25 January 2021
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    India celebrates Navy Day every 4 December to mark the force's operation "Trident" during the India-Pakistan war in 1971.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has saluted the valour, nationalism, and professionalism of the country's Navy to mark the occasion of Indian Navy Day.  

    Extending his best wishes to Navy personnel and their families, the PM tweeted, "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 the centuries".

    ​Similarly, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah also took to Twitter to praise the Navy for its "unwavering" commitment.

    "India is proud of our formidable blue water force for their unwavering commitment in protecting our marine borders and serving the nation during calamities", he said.

    ​Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also extended his best wishes to the Navy on Twitter.

    ​This year's theme is "Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible & Cohesive". Indian Navy Day celebrates the country's naval strength proven during the India-Pakistan war in 1971. The nation's warships attacked Pakistan's Karachi, hurting the country's western coastal operations.

    Highlighting the importance of 24/7 vigilance, the Indian Navy posted a video on Twitter to mark the holiday.


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