The country celebrates December 4 every year as Navy Day in commemoration of Operation Trident when the Missile Boats of the Indian Navy delivered a lethal and powerful missiles attack on Karachi harbour, paving way for a great victory for India during the 1971 Indo-Pak war and in memory of those who made supreme sacrifice. On this occasion, all the personnel of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) rededicate themselves to the service of the country and to protect the vast maritime boundaries and the national assets off the Eastern Seaboard.
ENC paid homage to service personnel who made the supreme sacrifice in various actions including the 1971 War. A floral wreath was placed by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain PVSM, AVSM, VSM Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC at the Navy War Memorial on Beach Road Visakhapatnam. Wreaths were also placed by Shri V Vinay Chand, District Collector, Shri Manish Kumar Sinha, Commissioner of Police, Ms Srijana Gummalla, GVMC Commissioner and Vice Adm VK Namballa (Retd), President Navy Foundation.
A 50 men Guard of Honour was paraded on the occasion, and on arrival, the Commander-in-Chief proceeded to the War Memorial in slow march with the wreath bearers marching in front. The Guard performed the ‘Salami Shastra’ followed by ‘Shok Shastra’ and the Commander-in-Chief placed the floral wreath. While the bugler sounded the ‘Last Post’, a two-minute silence was observed.
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