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Dec 04, 2018 12:41 PM IST | Economy

India celebrates Navy Day; leaders salute the 'Guardians of the Sea'

The Indian Navy, the marine branch of The Indian Armed Forces, celebrated Navy Day on December 4 to commemorate the maritime operations during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, securing the maritime borders of the country as well as strengthening relationships with other countries through humanitarian missions, calamity relief and joint exercises.

In a spectacular celebration at the Gateway of India in Mumbai, the naval officers displayed their skills in combat and Beating Retreat ceremony, which attracted over hundreds of visitors to witness the valor of our "Guardians of the Sea."

President Ramnath Kovind, the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces wished the officers and said, "Nation is proud of your commitment to protecting our maritime frontiers, securing our trade routes, and providing assistance in times of humanitarian emergencies."

Many leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal took to Twitter to wish and congratulate the brave officers protecting our seas.

Image Source: PTI/IANS/Associated Press (AP)

Navy personnel rehearse for the upcoming Navy Day Celebration, at Gateway of India, in Mumbai, Wednesday, November 28, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Navy personnel rehearse for the upcoming Navy Day Celebration, at Gateway of India, in Mumbai, Wednesday, November 28, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba at a press conference in New Delhi, Monday, December 3, 2018. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist )
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba at a press conference in New Delhi, Monday, December 3, 2018. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist )
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat ceremony ahead of Navy Day at The Gateway of India in Mumbai on December 3, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat ceremony ahead of Navy Day at The Gateway of India in Mumbai on December 3, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat ceremony ahead of Navy Day at The  Gateway of India in Mumbai on December 3, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat ceremony ahead of Navy Day at The  Gateway of India in Mumbai on December 3, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony for the Navy Day celebration at the historical Gateway of India in Mumbai on Sunday, December 02, 2018 (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony for the Navy Day celebration at the historical Gateway of India in Mumbai on Sunday, December 02, 2018 (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat ceremony ahead of Navy Day at The  Gateway of India in Mumbai on December 3, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat ceremony ahead of Navy Day at The  Gateway of India in Mumbai on December 3, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat ceremony ahead of Navy Day at The Gateway of India in Mumbai on Dec 3, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat ceremony ahead of Navy Day at The Gateway of India in Mumbai on Dec 3, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat ceremony ahead of Navy Day at The Gateway of India in Mumbai on December 3, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat ceremony ahead of Navy Day at The Gateway of India in Mumbai on December 3, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Navy personnel display their skills during Naval Day celebrations at The Gateway of India in Mumbai, Sunday, December 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Navy personnel display their skills during Naval Day celebrations at The Gateway of India in Mumbai, Sunday, December 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Navy personnel display their skills during Naval Day celebrations at The Gateway of India in Mumbai, Sunday, December 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Navy personnel display their skills during Naval Day celebrations at The Gateway of India in Mumbai, Sunday, December 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Navy personnel display their skills while rehearsing for the Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony for the Navy Day celebration at the historic Gateway of India in Mumbai on Sunday, December 02, 2018 (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)
Navy personnel display their skills while rehearsing for the Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony for the Navy Day celebration at the historic Gateway of India in Mumbai on Sunday, December 02, 2018 (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)
Navy personnel display their skills during Naval Day celebrations at the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, Sunday, December 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Navy personnel display their skills during Naval Day celebrations at the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, Sunday, December 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony for the Navy Day celebration at the historical Gateway of India in Mumbai on Sunday, December 02, 2018 (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony for the Navy Day celebration at the historical Gateway of India in Mumbai on Sunday, December 02, 2018 (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony for the Navy Day celebration at the historical Gateway of India in Mumbai on Sunday, December 02, 2018 (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony for the Navy Day celebration at the historical Gateway of India in Mumbai on Sunday, December 02, 2018 (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)
Navy personnel display their skills during Naval Day celebrations at the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, Sunday, December 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Navy personnel display their skills during Naval Day celebrations at the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, Sunday, December 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony for the Navy Day celebration at the historical Gateway of India in Mumbai on Sunday, December 02, 2018 (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony for the Navy Day celebration at the historical Gateway of India in Mumbai on Sunday, December 02, 2018 (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)
INS Kochi is seen at Mumbai harbour ahead of the Navy day celebration, in Mumbai, Monday, December 03, 2018. (PTI Photo)
INS Kochi is seen at Mumbai harbour ahead of the Navy day celebration, in Mumbai, Monday, December 03, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony for the Navy Day celebration at the historical Gateway of India in Mumbai on Sunday, December 02, 2018 (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)
Navy personnel rehearse for the Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremony for the Navy Day celebration at the historical Gateway of India in Mumbai on Sunday, December 02, 2018 (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)
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