Published On: Mon, Dec 4th, 2023

Ranks in Indian Navy to be renamed as per Indian culture, announces PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday unveiled the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at Rajkot Fort in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg.

Ranks in the Indian Navy would be renamed to align with Indian culture

During the event, he also participated in the Navy Day celebration, witnessing operational demonstrations by the Indian Navy’s ships, aircraft, and special forces at Tarkarli Beach.

Marking the annual Navy Day on December 4, PM Modi conveyed his greetings to all Navy personnel, highlighting the significance of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s vision for the nation’s maritime prowess. He expressed gratitude to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country, emphasizing the importance of the sea in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s vision.

PM Modi stated, “I am privileged to extend Navy Day greetings from Sindhudurg Fort… Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj understood the sea’s power… His slogan conveyed, ‘The one who can control the sea is the most powerful.’ ”

Additionally, PM Modi announced that the ranks in the Indian Navy would be renamed to align with Indian culture, reflecting pride in the nation’s heritage. He commended the Indian Navy for appointing its first woman commanding officer on a naval ship.

PM Modi remarked that India is overcoming the politics of pessimism, progressing in various fields, and striving towards becoming a developed nation. He emphasized India’s historical narrative of victory, bravery, knowledge, science, art, and naval expertise.

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