Navy Day India 2017: Beating Retreat ceremony performed by Indian Navy at Gateway of India

The Navy day is celebrated every year in tribute to maritime operations by the navy during 1971 Indo-Pak war and a sensational display was presented by the Navy in Mumbai

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Thousands of people gathered at Gateway of India in Mumbai to witness the Beating Retreat ceremony performed by Indian Navy ahead of Navy Day which is celebrated on December 4.



The Navy day is celebrated every year in tribute to maritime operations by the navy during 1971 Indo-Pak war. A spectacular display of performances were presented by the navy to enthrall the massive crowd present at Gateway of India.

The Indian Navy is the marine branch of the Indian Armed Forces and is led by the President of India as Commander-in-Chief. The Maratha Emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle of the 17th century is considered as “Father of the Indian Navy”.

The Indian Navy plays an important role in securing the marine borders of the country as well as enhancing the international relations of India through seaport visits, joint exercises, humanitarian missions, calamity relief and so on.

The modern Indian navy has as undergone speedy renovation in order to improve its position in the Indian Ocean region. According to the report, the strength of the Indian Navy includes of 58,350 personnel, an aircraft carrier, a big transport dock, 15 frigates, 8 guided missile destroyers, 24 corvettes, 13 conventional submarines, 1 nuclear attack submarine, 30 patrol vessels, 7 mine countermeasure vessels including a variety of auxiliary ships.

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