Navy Day

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    • Recently, The Indian Navy celebrated Navy Day for the first time outside Delhi, in Visakhapatnam.

    About Navy day

    • The Navy day is celebrated each year on December 4 to acknowledge the role of the service and to also commemorate the navy’s achievements in `Operation Trident’ during the Indo-Pak war of 1971.
    • Significance: 
      • The Navy Day celebrations are aimed at fostering greater outreach, renewing maritime consciousness amongst our citizens and highlights the Navy’s contributions towards national security.

    About Indian Navy 

    • On October 2, 1934, the naval service was renamed Royal Indian Navy (RIN).
    • With India becoming a Republic on January 26, 1950, the prefix ‘Royal’ was dropped, and it was rechristened as the Indian Navy.
    • It is a well-balanced and cohesive three-dimensional force, capable of operating above, on, and under the surface of the oceans, efficiently safeguarding our national interests.
    • The Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) exercises operational and administrative control of the Indian Navy from the Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (Navy). 

    Source:ET