- The small coastal town of Malvan also saw an impressive show of how strong the Navy is.
- The Navy also used the Khanderi submarine, the Chetak, Kamov 32, Seakind 42B, and Dornier helicopters, as well as the P8I surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft
Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his government is committed to increasing the number of women in the armed forces. He also said that the Indian Navy would change the names of its ranks to reflect the culture of the country.
He praised Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for his vision and war strategy and said that the Maratha king of the 17th century knew how important naval power was.
The PM spoke at an event for Navy Day in Malvan, which is in the coastal Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra and is about 500 km from Mumbai.
“We are emphasising on increasing the number of women in the armed forces,” he stated.
Narendra Modi praised the Navy after it was announced that a woman would be in charge of a Naval ship.
He said that the Indian Navy would change the names of its ranks to reflect Indian culture.
PM Modi also said that the naval officers’ ornaments would have a picture of Chhatrapati Shivaji, who is known for building the country’s first modern navy.
The legendary founder of the Maratha Empire knew how important it was for a country to have strong naval power, and the PM said that he built a strong naval force during his rule.
He said that India had left behind the mindset of slavery and was moving quickly forward in all areas because of Chhatrapati Shivaji’s example.
PM Modi said today that India is setting higher goals for itself and using all of its resources to reach those goals.
The prime minister said that India is seen as a “Vishwa Mitra,” or friend to everyone.
PM Modi said that India is supporting port-led development in a way that has never been seen before. “In addition, merchant shipping is being pushed. “India is taking steps to make the most of its oceans,” he said.
An event for Navy Day was just around the corner when Narendra Modi unveiled a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at Rajkot Fort in Sindhudurg district.
Later, from the Tarkarli beach, the prime minister saw a “operational demonstration” by Indian Navy ships, submarines, planes, and Special Forces.
The small coastal town of Malvan also saw an impressive show of how strong the Navy is. For the drill, the Navy used a wide range of its tools, including frontline warships, submarines, planes, and helicopters.
The following warships are in service: INS Vikramaditya, INS Kolkata, INS INs Kochi, INS Visakhapatnam, INS Chennai, INS Brahmputra, INS Beas, INS Betwa, INS Tabar, and INS Subhadra. The drill included INS Vinash and INS Vipul.
The Navy also used the Khanderi submarine, the Chetak, Kamov 32, Seakind 42B, and Dornier helicopters, as well as the P8I surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, Light Combat Aircraft, and Mig29K to show how strong and capable it is in battle.
Earlier in the day, the PM sent Navy Day greetings and said that the navy’s work to protect India’s seas shows how dedicated they are to their duty and how much they love their country.