PM Modi Announces Reforms on Navy Day

Every year, December 4 is celebrated as Navy Day to honor the maritime force and commemorate its achievements, including 'Operation Trident' during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

PM Modi Announces Reforms on Navy Day

In a significant announcement during the Navy Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed that the Indian Navy is set to rename its ranks in alignment with Indian traditions. This move reflects the country's commitment to preserving its cultural heritage while embracing modernity.

Honoring Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Paying tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Prime Minister Modi acknowledged the 17th-century Maratha king's visionary leadership and his understanding of the importance of naval power. Shivaji Maharaj's legacy continues to inspire India's maritime strategy. Moreover, Prime Minister Modi also expressed the government's unwavering commitment to increasing the participation of women in the armed forces. He celebrated the historic appointment of a female officer who will command a naval ship for the first time, marking a significant milestone in gender equality within the military.

Positive Outlook and Political Unity

During the Navy Day event, Prime Minister Modi highlighted India's positive outlook, setting ambitious goals, and working tirelessly to achieve them. He attributed the recent state election results to the nation's unity and vibrant democracy. Modi emphasized India's growing reputation as a 'Vishwa Mitra' (universal friend) on the global stage. He recounted India's historical achievements, particularly in the field of maritime capabilities.

Development Initiatives and Reviving Maritime Strength

The Prime Minister outlined the government's commitment to regaining India's lost maritime glory and its support for the 'Blue Economy.' He mentioned initiatives like 'Sagarmala' and the 'Maritime Vision' program, which aim to harness the full potential of India's oceans. Modi pointed out India's remarkable economic growth in recent years, moving up to the fifth-largest economy in the world. He discussed strategic initiatives like the India Middle East European Corridor, which aims to revive the ancient spice route. 

Furthermore, The Prime Minister emphasized the government's dedication to the development of Maharashtra, mentioning the inauguration of medical colleges, the Chipi airport, and the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor. Special schemes for cashew farmers and coastal residential area protection were also highlighted. Several sites in Maharashtra, including Malvan, Achara-Ratnagiri, and Devgarh-Vijaydurg, have been selected for mangrove management, showcasing India's commitment to preserving its natural resources. Modi also highlighted India's rich maritime history, including the Indus Valley civilization port found in Lothal (Gujarat).

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