President’s Award to Submarine Arm of Navy

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The President of India Ram Nath Kovind, presented the President’s Colour to the Submarine Arm of the Indian Navy in Vishakhapatnam in recognition of extraordinary service to the nation, in peace and war, in the past 50 years.

The commissioning of the first Submarine, INS Kalvari on 08 Dec 1967 laid the foundation of the Submarine Arm.

2017, the Golden Jubilee year is being celebrated as the “Year of the Submarine” by the Indian Navy.

The submarine arm has been at the forefront of all offensive operations of the Indian Navy and played a particularly stellar role in the 1971 Indo Pak war.

During the 1971 war four submarines were actively deployed on both the Eastern and Western Maritime theatres of operations in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Their presence achieved the desired deterrent effect and restricted the enemy operation at sea to a considerable extent.

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