Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the Hon’ble President of India and the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces, presented the President’s Colour to Indian Naval Aviation at INS Hansa, Goa on September 6, 2021. The President’s Colour is bestowed on a military unit, in recognition of exceptional service rendered to the Nation, both in peace and in war. Naval Aviation has distinguished itself with notable and gallant service to our Nation over the past seven decades. The arm came into being with acquisition of the first Sealand aircraft on January 13, 1951 and commissioning of INS Garuda, at Kochi on 11th May 1953. Over the past seven decades, it has transformed into a modern, technologically advanced and highly potent force, with more than 250 aircraft comprising Fighters, Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft, Helicopters and Remotely Piloted Aircraft.
CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, BANGLADESH ARMY VISITS INDIA
General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army paid a three-day visit to India this week. During the visit, he called on the CDS, the three service Chiefs and the Defence Secretary; and discussed contemporary issues of mutual interest and ways to enhance avenues for bilateral defence cooperation.