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75 years of Independence: Indian Navy Hosts Tricolor in every continent

Indian Navy has orchestrated the deployment of its ships in such a manner that they can hoist the national flag on August 15 across 6 continents, 3 oceans, and 6

Indian Navy ships conducted commemorative visits to overseas ports on every continent, except Antarctica, as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.’

Each of these ports is also hosting a variety of events and activities on the occasion of independence day in conjunction with the visit by Indian Navy Ships.

Over the past one and half months, the Indian Navy has orchestrated the deployment of its ships in such a manner that they can hoist the national flag on August 15 across six continents, three oceans, and six different time zones in the presence of the local embassy officials and the diaspora.

Missile destroyer INS Chennai and frigate INS Betwa hoisted the Tricolor in Muscat, Oman in west Asia whereas patrol ship INS Saryu reached Singapore and unfurled the tricolor.

INS Trikand reached Mombasa in Kenya and hoisted the Tricolor in Africa, INS Sumedha in Perth in Australia, INS Tarkash in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in South America, INS Satpura in San Diego in North America, and the sailing ship INS Tarangini in London in Europe.

In London, the crew of INS Tarangini paid homage to the Indian soldiers, who made supreme sacrifice during the two World Wars, at the Commonwealth Memorial gates.

The Indian Navy personnel onboard INS Tarangini hoisted the National Flag at sea in Europe.

Similarly, a ceremonial wreath laying by the Indian Navy ship crew reached Kranji War Memorial and the INA Marker in Singapore.

At Mombasa in Kenya, the crew participated in the inauguration of a commemorative pillar in the Battlefield area of the Taita Taveta region where Indian soldiers fought and sacrificed their lives whilst serving in the East Africa campaign of World War-I.

The commemorative events also included battlefield tours, a mobile exhibition, and a Light and Sound show at Fort Jesus highlighting the contribution of the Indian soldiers in WW-I as well as India’s struggle for independence.

First Published: 15th August, 2022 16:29 IST

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